Russia begins to get rid of the nickname "landfill countries"

Today the area of ​​landfills in Russia is comparable to the area of ​​Switzerland and is increasing by about 10% every year. At the same time, the level of waste disposal in our country is only 7%, which is a serious problem. For comparison, in the EU 50 or more percent of processing is considered the norm, while in Switzerland this figure is as much as 99%.

By the way, the latter approached the disposal of household waste extremely competently: about 50% of them are sent for recycling and reused, and the rest are burned in special plants, ensuring the generation of heat and electricity with a minimum amount of emissions into the atmosphere.

Russia also desperately needs the aforementioned enterprises. Otherwise, according to the Accounts Chamber, in 3 years in 32 regions of our country there will simply be nowhere to put garbage.

Now we have more than a hundred enterprises for the disposal of those same non-recyclable waste. However, they have long been outdated and cause more harm to the environment than good.

New ones are also being built. For example, in the suburbs and Tatarstan. 3 more similar ones are on the way and 20 in the project. True, there are heated disputes about the last 20 in the Government at the moment, since the construction of such enterprises is not cheap.

However, the aforementioned problem will still have to be dealt with in the near future. The point is that in the light of the increasing control over CO2 emissions, the preservation of landfills can become ruinous for the country. In turn, a modern waste incineration plant could easily replace a “dirty” one, for example, a coal-fired power plant.

In general, as they say: "There would be no happiness, but misfortune helped." Now Russia has a unique chance to create not only a badly needed, but also an economically efficient waste disposal system, forever freeing itself from the nickname "landfill country".

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  1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
    Just a cat (Bayun) 29 June 2021 10: 41
    when fines for garbage are introduced, as in Switzerland, then the culture of garbage sorting will grow. but for now there is so much in the baskets for plastic bottles ... irresistible stupidity and a desire to shit on someone. but oligophrenics are on strike against vaccinations ... go to Africa without being vaccinated against malaria ...
  2. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 29 June 2021 11: 15
    Something I do not agree with this formulation of the question. No.
    Where did we get the nickname "landfill countries"? Who gave it to us and when? Allegedly "clean" US with the EU? These are the main producers of garbage, the fact that in some places they have less lying around does not change the essence of the matter, we have one planet and they shit on it, and a lot.
    For example, the Chinese really stopped importing waste, volumes:
    2016 - 46,55 million tons; 2017 - 42,27 million tons; 2018 - 22,63 million tons; 2019 - 13,48 million tons.

    But China is not the only such country, there is Bangladesh, Indonesia and so on, because there is also Africa. The fact that China refused to import garbage does not mean at all that it has become smaller, it will simply be shipped to other countries. White Sahibs continue to shit. Here is such a picture

    Well, okay, let's not go far, let's look at the example of neighbors. Garbage crisis in Italy, have you forgotten how it was? In my opinion, the problem has not been completely solved, for 2019 ...

    As for other "civilized" Europeans ... By the way, it is very interesting to listen to our Estonian colleague on this issue smile

    There is one more direction for the export of waste - to export them to Eastern Europe. The fact is that countries such as Bulgaria, Estonia, Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Romania and Slovakia, due to very low taxes on waste disposal, dump most of their waste at landfills (Bulgaria - about 80%). Why not bury garbage from more developed countries - partners in the European Union for additional money? Money doesn't smell!
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 29 June 2021 12: 10
    Yes, clearly the nickname "landfill country" was invented by the authors of the video.
    I have not met anywhere else.
    Here is the "trash mafia" - everyone knows

    For starters, it's a good idea to trim down the bloated pack sizes. Wipers plpt.
    Establish glass container reception. Introduce bonuses.
    Revive the forestry so that the territory is monitored.
    then most of the problems will disappear by themselves ...

    and so - to milk money from the population.
  4. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 29 June 2021 15: 16
    80th, first business trip to Geneva.
    There are black garbage bags on the pillars, an ashtray on top. There is also an ashtray in the elevators. In the town of Walrus, a young bull in an overalls on a tractor vacuum cleaner on the sidewalk chases every leaf.
  5. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 1 July 2021 14: 15
    Petrol for 4 kopecks from the trash.

    Only we don't need it - mediocrities rule!

    200 liters of gasoline from one ton!