The head of the Ministry of Natural Resources, Alexander Kozlov, proposed to completely exclude colored plastic from civil circulation, writes RBC.
The head of the Ministry of Natural Resources noted that colored plastic cannot be recycled, so the best solution would be to withdraw goods from such material from circulation, or to warn consumers about the consequences of its use for the environment.
“We must exclude from circulation what we don’t need, such as colored plastic. Maybe the kids like it, but it's not recycled at all. Why do we need it? Because of some marketer who studied at the institute and says that this affects human psychology. But then it is necessary to indicate on the bottle made of colored plastic that it will never be recycled, as it is indicated on the packs of cigarettes that smoking is harmful to the lungs, ”Kozlov said.
Recall that, according to the July decree on the goals of Russia until 2030, by this time 100% of waste should be sorted, and no more than 50% should be sent to landfills. At the same time, as the head of the Ministry of Natural Resources said, at the moment 94% of garbage - more than 60 million tons of municipal solid waste per year - "goes into the pits and remains for our children." He emphasized that the ban on non-recyclable tableware is part of a larger strategy to ensure that not only the waste produced is “recycled”, but also new ones do not appear.