Waste management/ waste generation

Russia: Adopted list of wastes banned from landfill

As of 1 January 2018 organisations generating certain types of wastes or those operating landfill sites will not be allowed to submit such wastes for landfill or to landfill them. The banned types of wastes contain useful components that must be utilized.

As of 1 January 2018, it will be prohibited to landfill 67 types of wastes, as of 1 January 2019- 109 types and as of 1 January 2021 – 182 types of wastes.

Russia: Adopted revised Catalogue of Wastes

As of 26 June 2017, facilities generating or managing wastes are to use the revised version of the Federal Classification Wastes Catalogue (FKKO) in order to determine hazard class of wastes they handle or generate.

Ukraine: Draft law on the collection and recycling of used packaging

Manufacturers and importers of packaging would be required to participate in the newly introduced deposit system. In order to participate in the deposit system, they would be required to mark packaging containers with special deposit labels. These deposit labels are to indicate that consumers may return the packaging to a particular collection point for used packaging and immediately receive reimbursement for each unit of returned packaging. 

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