The Ministry of Natural Resources has developed a project according to which they want to assign the responsibility to process all types of packaging, oils and batteries from 2021 to their direct manufacturers. We are talking about processing 100% of sales, writes “Merchant».
According to the latest version of the reform of the Institute for Extended Responsibility of Manufacturers and Importers of Goods and Packaging (ROP), a phased increase in the utilization rate to 100% for other types of goods is also expected. Although back in December 2019, the head of the department, Dmitry Kobylkin, assured that he did not plan to “revolutionary increase the utilization percentage to 100”.
As follows from the project, manufacturers will be able to obtain the right to independently collect and dispose of garbage through special associations (the government will then establish requirements for them). Moreover, they will be able to make a choice: to utilize waste at their own facilities or to pay an environmental fee. It is still proposed to entrust its administration to the Federal Tax Service, and the state-owned company Russian Ecological Operator (REO) through the specially created fund will dispose of the collected funds, as anticipated in the initial version (the Finance Ministry objected to this). Also, the Ministry of Natural Resources did not refuse to introduce VAT benefits for the procurers of secondary resources and additional personal income tax benefits for citizens who receive income from their delivery.
Among other project innovations is the creation of public registers of manufacturers and importers, procurers and utilizers, as well as waste sorting stations. In addition, the concept involves increasing fines for those who shy away from waste management. The interlocutor, close to the Ministry of Natural Resources, claims that we are talking about environmental fees in double size. “Responsibility measures” are also provided for RIA - in case of failure to reach the standards for the disposal of goods and packaging, for which the business has paid an environmental fee.
A source: agro.ru