Waste management/ waste generation

Moldova: the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Framework

The extended producer responsibility (EPR) framework in Moldova is set out in the Law on Wastes No. 209. This law partially transposed the provisions of the EU Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC into the national legislation.

According to the Law on Wastes, the following products are to be subject to the EPR obligations:



a)      Batteries and accumulators;

Georgia: Amended regulations on waste oils management

As of 20 September 2022, changes to the waste oils management rules entered into force in Georgia.

The changes exempt the following types of oils from the scope of the waste oil management regulation:

a) oils imported by a natural person (except for an individual entrepreneur / sole trader);

b) oils declared for import by the state body of a foreign country and/or international organization;

c) oils declared for import for the purpose of humanitarian aid or as a grant;

Moldova: adopted law on industrial emissions

Moldova: adopted law on industrial emissions

As of 21 October 2024, the law on industrial emissions enters into force in Moldova.

The law takes into consideration the provisions of the EU Directive 2010/75/EU on industrial emissions as well as Directive (EU) 2015/2193 on the limitation of emissions of certain pollutants into the air from medium combustion plants.

Russia: The EPR reform postponed

Russia has postponed the adoption of the regulatory framework for the reformed extended producer responsibility (EPR) system to the end of 2022 which means that the revised system is to be operational as of 2023.

Initially, it was intended to introduce the reform in early 2022. The reform would have imposed the obligation on manufacturers and importers to recycle or reuse (“utilise”) 100% of packaging they place on the Russian market.

Ukraine: Adopted statistical reporting form on waste management

As of 1 January 2023, facilities that generate waste and perform waste management operations are required to use a revised waste management reporting form.

The form is to be used in order to submit yearly reports on the waste management operations and the quantity of generated and handled wastes to the State Statistics Authority.

Kazakhstan: Revised waste management rules

As of 28 December 2020, facilities generating wastes and performing waste management operations are required to comply with the revised set of waste management rules.

Russia: Updated Environmental Pollution Fee Rates

As of 2021 organisations that operate stationary emission sources and/or discharge wastewater into water bodies and/or generate wastes and perform waste disposal operations are required to pay environmental pollution fees subject to the revised rates.

As of 2021, the environmental pollution fee rates are to be paid following the respective rates set for 2018 by Decree 913 of 13 September 2016 with the application of the coefficient that is equal 1.08.

Russia: Revised waste reporting form 2-TP adopted

Facilities submitting statistical reporting for waste management activities have to use a revised form 2-TP for 2019 reports. The reports for 2019 must be submitted by facilities before 1 February 2020.

Facilities must include into the form 2-TP the information about their waste generation, recycling, processing, disposal and neutralisation. All waste handling facilities must complete and submit this form.  Failure to submit the statistical reporting form 2-TP will result in a fine.