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21 July 2021, 18:27

EAEU mulls ban on import, production of single-use plastics

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MOSCOW, 21 July (BelTA) – The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) intends to look into gradual introduction of the ban on import and production of disposable plastics, including plastic bags, Aide to the Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Iya Malkina told a press briefing on 21 July, BelTA has learned.

According to Iya Malkina, the strategy for further development of Eurasian integration until 2025 provides for improving energy saving and energy efficiency, solving environmental issues, and ensuring sustainable development as priorities. “We already have certain plans. We intend to draw up a concept of introducing green economy principles in the EAEU; to stimulate the use of energy and resource saving technologies with the help of the Eurasian Development Bank and the Eurasian Fund for Stabilization and Development; to promote smart energy efficiency technologies; to look into banning import and production of disposable plastics, including plastic bags, and other measures,” the EEC representative noted.

In the future, the EEC will also assess the impact of the introduction of carbon regulation on the EAEU member states and prepare proposals for mitigating this impact. “The EEC will work out proposals for improving the EAEU legislation with the aim to introduce regulation of greenhouse gas emissions and payments to stimulate environmental protection activities in the EAEU,” Iya Malkina added.

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