Russia annually produces 50 to 60 million tonnes of municipal solid waste.
Reducing the environmental footprint and greenhouse gas emissions are critical for waste minimisation and effective waste management practices, including a modern waste sorting and recycling system and shifting from waste burial to recycling.
Russia is currently reforming its waste management system, and our company is committed to contributing to the waste sorting and recycling programme.
The government introduced an Extended Producer Responsibility plan (EPR) which obliges producers and importers to comply with the waste disposal standards or to pay environmental fees.
Our company chose to comply with the standards by investing in a separate waste collection infrastructure and collaboration with industry operators.
We demonstrated compliance with the EPR plan even before the legislation changes took effect. In 2013, we launched a separate waste collection project — Benefit Your City.
EPR compliance for our company means not only fulfilling legal requirements, but also delivering on our commitments within the Carlsberg Group’s sustainability programme that seeks to reduce beer-in-hand carbon footprint of by 30 % by 2030.
tonnes of waste submitted for recycling in 2019