The Ministry of Environment will conduct an environmental assessment of the national waste management plan until 2033

The Ministry of Environment will conduct an environmental assessment of the national waste management plan until 2033

Katerina Belousova

The national plan envisages a reduction in household waste disposal volumes by up to 30%

The Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources has launched a strategic environmental assessment of the National Waste Management Plan of Ukraine until 2033.

The SEA will help identify potential negative consequences of the plan in advance and make the necessary changes in a timely manner to eliminate risks, the Ministry of Environment reports on Facebook.

It is noted that the draft document was prepared by the team of the Ministry of Environment together with European experts, taking into account the requirements of EU Directives. The National Waste Management Plan is intended to:

  • reduce the impact of waste on the environment;
  • create new markets, jobs;
  • achieve sustainable use of resources.

"The national plan is an important part of the "road map" of waste management reform in Ukraine. It contains a comprehensive vision of the measures that must be implemented in our country, from the improvement of the regulatory framework to the introduction of the latest technologies and the creation of the necessary infrastructure," the message explained.

The press service emphasized that the national plan outlines the general picture of waste reform and targets that take into account the terminology and EU standards. The national plan is designed to ensure:

  • coverage of household waste management services for 98% of the urban and 95% of the rural population by 2033;
  • coverage by separate collection of 100% of large cities, 95% of the urban and 70% of the rural population – by 2033;
  • reducing household waste disposal volumes by 30% by 2030.

It is noted that the national plan for the first time takes into account programs to reduce the disposal of bio-waste and prevent the formation of waste. The document should be approved already in 2024.

Earlier, EcoPolitic wrote, that the Cabinet of Ministers amended the Regulation on the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources to bring it into line with the provisions of the Law "On Waste Management". The agency will form and implement state policies in the field of waste management.

Previously, EcoPolitic analyzed at what stages of development are the legislative norms necessary for implementation of garbage reform.

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