Waste management/ waste generation

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. 

Uzbekistan, Issue 15 March 2017

Amended procedure for used oil treatment

The revised version includes mainly drafting amendments and a revised diagram of the movement of used oil from organisations and physical persons to the centralized collection and processing points as well as to the points of used oil exchange.

Russia: Explanation for importers and manufacturers on how to pay the environmental charges

Clarification issued by the RosPrirodnadzor (the Russian environmental authority) explains that manufacturers and importers of certain products are required to ensure utilization of the set quantities of wastes generated as a result of such products losing their consumer properties. This requirement also applies to the packaging of such products. This concept is called “extended producer responsibility” (EPR) and was initially introduced by the Federal Law of the Russian Federation on the Industrial and Consumer Wastes.

Russia: Clarification on handling solid household wastes by organisations

RosPrirodNadzor (the Russian environmental protection authority) issued a letter clarifying a number of issues related to generation and handling of solid household (domestic) wastes.

In particular, the letter explains that no environmental fee (i.e. a fee for the negative impact on the environment) is payable by organisations operating only class IV facilities (i.e. facilities posing a low environmental hazard).

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