Russia may soon impose a ban on the production of disposable plastic goods and packaging, said TASS Denis Butsaev, head of the Russian Environmental Operator (REO), at the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF). According to him, it will take two years to create capacities for the production of alternative goods.
The list of goods that were recommended to be banned in the country includes 28 disposable goods, including: disposable plastic devices, dishes, coffee capsules, blister packs (except for medicines), packaging for tobacco products, as well as packaging for eggs, cotton swabs and several types of packages.
Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister Victoria Abramchenko said that the Russian government is not considering a ban on the use of diapers, despite the impossibility of processing them. In the light of the preparation of the relevant amendments to the legislation, she emphasized that diapers are a vital commodity, objectively there is nothing to replace them.