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  1. This is called for by people who lobby for the issuance of new licenses for landfills, that is, landfills.

    An example of such a project is Shies.

    The logic is simple, they say, there is no recycling now, but it will appear someday, and in the meantime, give us a new license, we will open a landfill (of course, high-tech), earn a little money. And then, when it is necessary to carry out reclamation at our own expense, we will go bankrupt and shift all the costs to the local authorities.

    There is another important problem – without recycling, sorting garbage is unprofitable (this is not about separate collection, of course, its volumes are scanty). Accordingly, someone has to pay extra for it. Are you ready? I doubt. The state?

    Therefore, even if only a little bit, but we need to develop recycling (and local) and combine the separation of garbage with the appearance of facilities for its processing, albeit partial, but it is always possible to continue to invest part of the profit in new processing facilities.

    And state support here can be either in support of concessions for waste processing, or in concessional lending to relevant investment projects. In addition, it is necessary to reduce administrative barriers for potential processors (now the entire field is licensed and restricted by bans).

    And this is all despite the fact that the idea of separate garbage collection is correct and necessary.

  2. Because we'll have to redo the entire collection system. Starting with brewing garbage chutes in apartment buildings (almost no one will seriously sort garbage and throw it out on the street in three or four different boxes, if you can collect it in one bag and throw it in the garbage chute in shorts, T-shirt and slippers) and ending with a massive alteration of people's habits. This requires serious efforts and a lot of money, which in our reality is more likely to be sawn than actually go into action.�

    However, some progress is being made in this direction. In Moscow, for example, garbage cans in residential areas began to put separate cages for throwing out plastic bottles. And they do gradually fill up.

  3. As long as we have the level of waste processing, the level of development of this business is such that separate landfill sites are allowed, we would like to solve the issue so that there are no illegal landfills. Who will take care that illegally dumped garbage is sorted?

    Moreover, Ilya is optimistic, maybe Moscow has not yet fallen back much, but this is what I see in St. Petersburg. A year ago, there were a lot of containers for separate garbage collection, but now their number is decreasing. Six months ago, some companies came to certain places at certain times and people carried sorted garbage there. Now the number of companies has decreased, they come less often and take fewer categories of garbage. This is the result of the crisis. Recycling of garbage is also a production process, and it becomes less profitable.

    Until better times… Yes, in our country, there is no approach to caring for the future, planning for the future at all. Immediate tasks are solved. And then they don't decide.

    Google about the situation with the Krasny Bor landfill near St. Petersburg.�

    a landfill for the disposal of toxic waste, products of chemical, medical, and industrial enterprises, located in the Tosnensky district of the Leningrad Region, near the village of Krasny Bor. In the burial grounds of Krasny Bor there are about 2 million tons of toxic waste, which were brought for 40 years from the territory of all of Russia and even from the Baltic States.

    It has been overcrowded for a decade, fines have been issued for several years, and court decisions have been made. And nothing happens. And enough prolonged rains, a very snowy winter and chemical waste of the highest level of danger will overflow from the brimming pools and fall into the Neva River from which the city takes water and which passes through the city.


    2007 — inspections revealed violations and problems, 2018 — news from October 13:

    The State Duma continues to keep the situation around the Krasny Bor landfill under control, while the parliament supports a constructive interagency dialogue and is ready to provide all parties with any support in finding a solution to the problem.


    And you ask why don't we take care of the future?

  4. There is another redevelopment of the market in this industry. Performers are changing and the impression is that the new operators who have come for the future (better times) are not really swinging yet. To cope with the turnover. The city is littered with piles of garbage, there are few garbage cans. There are dachas around, where garbage is collected once a week, and people live in dachas all the time-south. Garbage is taken out by private transport to city tanks on the way to work. Everything is obvious, managers ' decisions are needed. I don't know what's going on in landfills, but something tells me that no one will be able or willing to organize any storage there. And when should the processing plants appear? Has something already been started? An amazing industry, has a minister even. No words

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