Following the orders of President Putin, we’ve launched the ‘Environment’ national project. It pays a great deal of attention to waste sorting. <…> If we sort solid waste everything we find there – glass, plastic, metal, cardboard, biomass – everything comes from Russia. It is evident we can create a closed-cycle economy in Russia, we have everything we need for it — Dmitry Kobylkin, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation.
It is obvious that a closed-cycle economy is the object of our mutual interest — Sergei Ivanov, Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport.
Closed circular bioeconomy and waste management are the key elements of our future cooperation with Russia and with other countries — Jari Gustafsson, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of the Republic of Finland.
I am confident that those who invest in bioeconomy are going the right way. They’re on the right side of history. <…> Today, 58% of waste [in Finland, – Ed.] is urban waste that is used for energy, while 41% is recycled. The remaining 1% is waste. If we look at those numbers in Russia they are not quite there yet — Aho Esko, Prime Minister of Finland (1991–1995); Executive Chairman of the Board, East Office of Finnish Industries.
The experience in deep processing of secondary waste that the Finnish have is particularly of interest. This waste becomes the materials for new goods, often times of equal or even superior quality — Denis Butsayev, General Director, Russian Environmental Operator Public Law Company .
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