The Ministry of industry and trade has not found an alternative to plastic bags
The office does not see the ways the complete rejection of them.
The Ministry of industry and trade said it was impossible to exclude from the turnover of plastic bags. While the Department recognizes that this is the major source of environmental pollution and the cause of death of animals, birds and fish. So officials continue to work with retailers the use of paper bags along with plastic counterparts.
In the Ministry of industry on behalf of the special representative of the President on environmental issues, transport and environment Sergei Ivanov to study the issue “on the manufacture of paper bags and use them in stores along with the plastic”.
Complete elimination of plastic bags from circulation is not possible, because, as practice shows, paper bags are not in great demand from buyers.Victor Autocompletition Minister of industry and trade
Among the reasons for the low demand for paper counterparts as it is called, including “a higher price, fragility and promoquot”.
The ban on manufacture of plastic bags called the presidential Council for human rights to report on issues related to ensuring people’s rights to health protection and favorable environment for disposal of consumption waste, which was transferred to the President.
Note that the Ministry continue to work on this topic: “given the importance of this issue and also the need to consider the positions of all stakeholders at the end of January is planned a meeting with representatives of trading networks”. “In Russia, according to expert estimates, the share of polyethylene is 0.5% of the total volume of solid waste”, — said Victor Evtukhov.
Earlier in the Ministry of industry held a meeting with representatives of the forest products, chemical, pulp and paper industry and manufacturers of plastic and paper bags, said Mr. Evtukhov. During the discussion the participants came to the conclusion: “plastic bags are a sustainable source of environmental pollution and cause of death of animals, birds and fish, and contamination of soil and groundwater.”