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Ukraine’s waste management priorities set out

November 30, 2021

On November 23, 2021, acting Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine Ruslan Strelets spoke at the National forum “Waste management in Ukraine: legislation, economy, technologies” set out the state priorities:

Ukraine’s waste management priorities set out

— The waste management is likely to be reformed in a few years, so as to establish a modern European system in Ukraine. Officials of all levels and all offices agree that to settle the waste crisis new rules are required. To that purpose we need to adopt new laws within the shortest possible time, clearly define what and how would function in our country, and then start transforming locally. The draft law “On waste management” is now at the relevant committee of the Verkhovna Rada, and it is exceptionally challenging, affecting all the sectors of the economy and society. The finalized document to be submitted to the session hall must be as evenhanded as possible as we have no time to postpone changes any longer.

With the adoption of the law, draft laws for individual sectors—”On Packaging and Packaging Waste,” “On Mining Waste,” “On Batteries and Accumulators,” “On Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment”—will be drafted and adopted.

The acting Minister also spoke about the Ministry’s other strategic steps and objectives related to air protection, climate policies, forestry, development of the natural reserve fund, and ecology digitalization.

Read more at the Ministry’s website: (Ukrainian).