Murmansk and Kaliningrad region are the leaders among the regions of the Russian Federation polluted by plastic.
according to the Ministry, these are the results at the national level of analysis the situation of plastic waste pollution of the marine environment and inland water bodies. Plastic pollution of the aquatic environment is represented by many forms. Including the clogging of water bodies by direct discharge of waste into rivers, lakes, seas and oceans. The plastic pollution of the marine environment and water bodies may reach up to 70% of all waste entering the water, said the Ministry of natural resources. The problem of plastic tied to cross-border transfers of waste, therefore requires decision-making at the international level.
the Ministry noted that the amendment to the Basel Convention on the control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal requested to take measures to prevent and minimize the formation of plastic waste. Also invited to contribute to the environmentally sound management of plastic waste and to ensure effective control of transboundary movements. The amendments will enter into force on 1 January 2021.
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