In Russia, may prohibit disposable tableware

In a conversation with the agency, Minister of Natural Resources Dmitry Kobylkin said that the department is already conducting

negotiations with retail chains and many retailers “support the idea.”

Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia - for reducing pollutionenvironment together with different countries. We support the global trend to reduce the use of plastic. And I’m sure we are moving towards this. Many large retail chains already support us. And we are preparing for the limitation; it takes time to realize and accept.

Dmitry Kobylkin

In April, the first deputy chairman of the State Duma Committee onVasily Vlasov proposed natural resources, property and land relations to introduce a total ban on the use and sale of plastic bags in Russia in 2025.

Previously, the European Parliament approved a bill banning the use of disposable plastic items, including utensils and straws, in EU countries from January 1, 2021.