St Petersburg’s landmark cathedral to get patriarchal statusSociety & Culture April 28, 3:07
Russians to be proud of its F1 racer Daniil Kvyat - Toro Rosso principalSport April 28, 3:02
Moscow holds first night rehearsal of Victory Day ParadeMilitary & Defense April 28, 1:18
Russia’s Kvyat expects full-house attendance at 2017 F1 Russia GP in SochiSport April 28, 1:14
Only OPCW investigation can bring up truth on Khan Sheykhun chemical attack — MoscowWorld April 27, 23:37
Kvyat to race at home F1 GP in Sochi with new helmet design depicting him riding torpedoSport April 27, 21:43
Maria Sharapova gets into quarterfinal of tournament in StuttgartSport April 27, 21:16
Russia, Japan to hold bilateral year of culture in 2018World April 27, 20:49
Angela Merkel’s visit to Moscow – pragmatism above all elseRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 27, 19:18
MOSCOW, April 14. /TASS/. Russia's President Vladimir Putin is concerned about quantities of non-recycling waste and ordered to the People's Front to control this issue.
"Waste is a problem; we produce about 5.4-5.6 billion tons a year, and only half is recycled, and the other half is stored in ground," he said during an annual televised Q&A session on Thursday.
Putin said the sphere of waste recycling "is very criminalized," and thus ordered to the People's Front to control the situation with recycling.
The president said back in 2014 was adopted a special law on construction of waste recycling plants.
"But those plants could be constructed, and they would work effectively, everything would be economically reasonable, if we have the so-called ecology duty," Putin said, adding the duty will become payable in early 2017 not to overload producers.
He said there are three variants to settle the problem: where waste producers may have their own recycling plants, where companies may hire jointly an operator, where the government would be responsible for construction of plants. The latter variants would be applicable to "complicated" waste - batteries, television sets, refrigerators, etc.