Sergei Ivanov called on to clean up in Russia

Sergei Ivanov called on to clean up in Russia

Moscow. May 26. INTERFAX.RU — On the territory of Russia identified several tens of thousands of illegal dumps, said the special representative of the RF President on the issues of environmental activities, environment and transport Sergey Ivanov to journalists in St. Petersburg on Friday.

According to him, environmental issues in Russia began to be engaged recently, but in recent years, large industrial enterprises have already invested a total of about $1 billion in the modernization of production, which allowed to improve both environmental and economic performance.

To those who refuse to modernize the company, Ivanov said, will be sanctioned from environmental fees and fines to the closing.

We need to clean up in Russia.Sergei Ivanovomebel of the President of the Russian Federation

The Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko, in turn, said that to solve the problem of unauthorized dumps need to build recycling plants, while currently “the market is so criminalized that work there unsafe.”

In addition, she said, you need different ways to motivate carriers to ensure that they are not dumped trash in the woods, and carried it to landfills. If you do not deal with these problems, “we’re just going to get covered with mud,” — said the speaker.

Meanwhile, the Minister of natural resources Sergey Donskoy said that currently the selection of regional operators that will organize the waste sorting in the regions of the Russian Federation. The Minister has proposed to introduce incentives for utility payments for those who collect garbage separately.