In a conversation with the agency, the Minister of Natural Resources, Dmitry Kobylkin, said that the ministry was already
Ministry of Environment of Russia - for reducing pollutionenvironment with different countries. We support the global trend for reducing the use of plastic. And I am sure we are going to this. Many large retail chains already support us. And we are preparing for limitation, it takes time to realize and accept.
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.
Earlier, the European Parliament approved a bill prohibiting the use in the EU countries from January 1, 2021 of plastic disposable items, including dishes and straws.