Russian EPR law amended

Russian president has signed on Jan 1, 2018 amendments to the “Law On Waste from Production and Consumption” («Об отходах производства и потребления», № 458-FZ). Among others, the law now defines what is selective waste sorting and clarifies that EPR is applied to the products and packaging. The previous law was unclear, if packaging as such is part of the legal frame.

Russian government has prepared a draft regulation, which includes new recovery targets for the products (46 groups) and packaging (8 groups) for the period 2018-2020; they are in the range of 5% to 25% (2018), 5%-35% (2019) and 10%-45% (2020).