Challenges to Waste Management System in the Russian Fed-eration

T. Tagaeva, L. Kazantseva

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Abstract

According to environmentalists, ecological situation in the Russian Federation persists as a negative trend showing no signs of improvement. Accumulation of industrial and consumption wastes, which tends to increase every year, seems to be the most problematic issue today. The Russian waste treatment technologies considerably lag behind those in the developed countries where about 90% of waste is utilized. This article addresses sectoral and regional aspects of waste management and presents estimated amounts of generated waste calculated with the use of a dynamic model of intersectoral balance. Calculations have shown that to reduce waste generation rate by a factor of two, it is necessary to increase the share of waste processing and neutralization up to 70% (in 2016 it was 59,6%). Catching up with advanced nations does not seem feasible during the projection period. The article focuses on the priority importance of processing industrial waste which storage requires alienation of large areas of agricultural land.

Original languageEnglish
Article number032198
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Volume272
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2019
EventInternational Science and Technology Conference on Earth Science, ISTCEarthScience 2019 - Russky Island, Russian Federation
Duration: 4 Mar 20196 Mar 2019

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