Waste management/ waste generation

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.

Russia: Clarification on some waste management issues

Federal Service on the Supervision of the Use of Natural Resources (RosPrirodNadzor) which is the Russian environmental law enforcement agency has issued a clarification letter on a number of waste management issues.

Russia: Amended law on the environmental expert assessment

As of 28 December 2017, organisations planning any activity that is subject to the environmental expert assessment (i.e. any activity that has a potentially high environmental impact) are required to comply with the revised provisions governing the performance of environmental expert assessment.

Russia: Revised list of products subject to utilisation targets (extended producer responsibility)

Starting from 1 January 2018 manufacturers and importers of products included into the revised list of products subject to the extended producer responsibility (EPR) obligations are obliged to comply with the utilisation targets set for such products and packaging or to pay the environmental charge.

The adopted list replaces the list adopted by Government Direction No. 1886-p dated 24 September 2015.

Pages