The Russians want to pay for empty bottles


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Russia may resume the practice of delivery of bottles to the stores. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev instructed the Ministry of environment, Ministry of industry and trade and Ministry of economic development to study the initiative. About this newspaper “Izvestia”.

It is a mandatory appointment plastic and glass containers. The proposal was expressed by the representatives of “Fair Russia”. In their opinion, the initiative should contribute to the solution of environmental problems in the country, among which the number one issue is garbage. According to the Deputy head of the faction in the state Duma Oleg Nilov, international practice suggests that glass, plastic and paper must be disposed of, and up to 80 percent of garbage can be sent for recycling.

Nilov noted that to encourage people to collect waste suitable for recycling, it is necessary financially. According to him, Turkey for the return of one bottle you can get about 1.5 rubles, in the United States — about seven rubles. In Russia the price could be as high as 5-7 rubles. The launch of the pilot projects in this area may occur before the end of 2019, said the Chairman of the Presidium of the Association of companies of retail trade Sergey Belyakov.

Earlier, the Ministry said that Russia is preparing to impose a ban on disposable plastic utensils. Prior to this, a survey was conducted, according to which the majority of the population is ready to abandon the disposable plastic tableware.

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