Natural Resources Ministry plans to ban the use of plastic containers and packaging in protected areas.
«We are currently planning to ban the use of plastic dishes, to impose additional penalties for the use of a plastic disposable tableware in reserves and national parks", - quotes the "Rossiyskaya Gazeta" a source in the iinisterstve .
The initiative is actively supported in the Baikal State Nature Biosphere Reserve, "Reserved Baikal", the Sochi National Park. It is here that the ban could be introduced in the first place.
However, a complete ban on plastic packaging to enter, after all, impossible. According to the Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources Minister Sergei Donskoi, so as not to hinder the development of entrepreneurial activity. At the same time responsible manufacturers have gradually themselves gradually moving to biodegradable materials. After all, he said, 20 percent of kinds of plastic packaging can be replaced by reusable.
Natural Resources Ministry is considering a ban until the end of 2017.
However, the fight with the plastic on the territory of protected areas before the state began to volunteer enthusiasts. In particular draft example is "360 minutes" by the company En Plus. Thousands of volunteers collected hundreds of KAMAZ garbage from the territories of natural parks. We started with the lake, but the geography of work is constantly expanding. Increasingly, without waiting for regulations, large companies and individuals take responsibility for what happens with the nature around them.
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