On May 17, 2022, the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a round table "Issues of creating an effective system for managing municipal solid waste in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation", organized by the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Committee for Nature Management and Ecology and the Scientific and Technical Council (STC) under the Federal Service for Supervision in the nature management of the Russian Federation.
Welcoming the participants of the round table, Dmitry Kurochkin, Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, emphasized that the improvement of the waste management system in the Arctic zone of Russia is one of the priority tasks for the development of the Arctic. He identified a number of important issues requiring expert discussion, including:
the need to reduce the volume of landfills in permafrost areas, to reduce the time of accumulation of solid municipal waste in sparsely populated and hard-to-reach areas, the use of incineration technology with the capture of exhaust gases and minimization of the environmental impact for part of the waste in sparsely populated settlements, the use of resources of extractive industries that have a license to carry out activities for the collection, transportation, processing, disposal, neutralization, disposal of waste of I-IV hazard classes, to improve the efficiency of the waste management system.
The Minister of Natural Resources of the Republic of Karelia Andrey Karpilovich acquainted the participants of the discussion with the main problems of handling production and consumption waste in the Arctic zone of the Republic of Karelia and proposed options for their solution, including the improvement of the system of regulatory legal acts and co-financing of large waste disposal projects from the federal budget .
First Deputy Minister of Housing and Public Utilities and Energy of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Viktor Romanov outlined the problems that arise in the implementation of the waste management reform in his region. Dmitry Fedorov, Deputy Chairman of the RF CCI Committee on Nature Management and Ecology, informed about the increase in the efficiency of waste management on the Taimyr Peninsula.
Boris Boravsky, General Director of the Innovative Ecological Fund LLC, and Senior Researcher of the Department of General Soil Science of Moscow State University named after Lomonosov Valery Telesnin. The consolidated position of the participants worked out as a result of the round table will be sent to the relevant federal and regional authorities.
The consolidated position of the participants worked out as a result of the round table will be sent to the relevant federal and regional authorities.
The round table was attended by over 80 representatives of federal and regional authorities, members of the Scientific and Technical Council of Rosprirodnadzor, members of relevant committees of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation and the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Public Council of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia, enterprises, local governments and public organizations operating in the Arctic zone.
Press Service of the Chamber