Climate friendly waste management
As of: March 2021
Russia produces around 60 million tonnes of household waste and similar types of waste every year. Most of this waste is destined for landfill. In 2015, new waste legislation was passed that followed the principles of the circular economy. The project is providing decision-makers with models for a climate-neutral waste industry based on the closed-loop management of waste. Consulting, know-how transfer, further training, support for pilot projects and information campaigns are all helping to shape and develop the new framework accordingly. Aspects of relevance for the climate and circular economy are being adopted by implementation work in selected regions within Russia. Most of the project’s work is being direct at the improved management of residential waste. The project is also helping to highlight the waste sector’s potential for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, which has been neglected in Russia’s climate policy decision-making to date.
State of implementation/results
- On 26 June 2020, proposals for the development of new recycling plants in the region were discussed via an online conference with the Ministry of the Environment and the Kaluga administration.
- On 16.07.2020, the concept for environmental clusters in the Woronesh region was presented at the online conference.
- On 11-13.08.2020 the expert mission to Novoworonesh for the evaluation of the technologies from the sorting plant and the landfill took place.
- One methodological handbook on environmental education for school teachers and one training handbook "Green Teaching" were prepared and published.
- Two onlineseminars for school teachers on the practical application of the manuals in class were held.