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The government is ready to expand the incentive package for regional operators

Date: April 1, 2023 Time: 16:22:36

From March 1 to 3, Skolkovo hosts the 4th International Forum-Exhibition “Clean Country”. The second day of the event was devoted entirely to waste: MSW management issues and prospects for secondary resources.


The Russian federal government is ready to extend and supplement the package of special measures to support regional operators in the event of a change in the economic situation.

“We follow the situation of the industry on a monthly basis. We see the situation of each regional operator, of each subject and federal district, – said Dmitry Tetenkin, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation. – We are ready to complement the package of measures that exists today. Therefore, if necessary, this is not all that it is now.

In addition, the aid that companies now receive can be extended depending on the economic situation.

“These are special measures that are urgent, up to a year. Somewhere we extend them. And, of course, we will do it if necessary”, explained the deputy minister.

The representative of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation also noted that earlier the government had prepared an administrative document on zeroing customs duties for companies operating in the waste industry.

In turn, regional operators consider that the assistance provided is in line with what they received during the start of the pandemic.

“Thus, we estimate state support within the current situation in the range of 5.5 to 7.5% of total revenue. This is in line with the support we received as part of the covid subsidy,” said Boris Prokopiev, Deputy Executive Director of the Pure Country Association.

Among the support measures approved by the government, he pointed out the possibility of acquiring equipment through a parallel import system, deferring the payment of mandatory quotas, as well as changing the deadlines for approving investment programs and the possibility of redistributing costs included in the rates under investment. programs for 2022-23, in addition, the maximum useful life of the vehicles has been reduced.


About 50 thousand tons of recycled plastic raw materials (1.7 billion plastic bottles) by the end of 2023 will be used by SIBUR for the production of new bottles.

“At first glance, adding recycled materials to a bottle is easy. But, if you delve into the details, it becomes clear how difficult it is. You need to make an injection of foreign secondary raw materials into the finished technological process, – said Kirill Shugarov, Senior Manager of Sustainable Development of SIBUR. – This raw material must be brought to the level of purity of the primary components. By the end of 2023, our Polyef plant in Blagoveshchensk (Republic of Bashkortostan) will reach full capacity, which means that about 50 thousand tons of recycled materials per year will be involved in secondary circulation, which corresponds to 1.7 thousand millions of bottles.

The raw material for the manufacture of bottles in SIBUR are the plastic “flakes” obtained from recycled bottles. According to a special technology, recycled plastic (flexible from plastic bottles, which the inhabitants of Russia sorted and handed over for processing) is mixed with primary raw materials – a Vivilen granule is obtained. According to Shugarov, there were no suppliers that could provide the quality of bending that the company needed.

“We identified potential suppliers and helped them achieve the volume and quality of raw materials they required. Therefore, we plan to create a group of 5 to 7 suppliers,” Shugarov explained.

This project makes a significant contribution to meeting the objectives of the company’s sustainability strategy to return polymer waste to the production cycle and produce “green” products.

Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.

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