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  • Gov’t endorses the National Waste Management Plan up to 2030
    Service of the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, posted 20 February 2019 13:16

    At its meeting, the Government approved the National Waste Management Plan until 2030. This is a detailed roadmap for the implementation of the National Waste Management Strategy aimed at building a waste management system in Ukraine based on EU standards and a closed-loop economy. This was announced following the Government's sitting by Deputy Prime Minister/ Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine Hennadii Zubko.

    According to him, the implementation of the National Plan is very important for the development of the regions. Among the key lines are:

    • a package of targets for each type of waste: from the adoption of the necessary legal framework to specific measures to collect, recycle and dispose;
    • development of regional waste management plans;
    • construction of non-hazardous waste landfills;
    • construction of regional complexes for the recycling of household wastes;
    • adoption of the bill on municipal waste;
    • development of new state building standards for landfills.

    "Local authorities and local governments should already prepare regional waste management plans. Already now it is necessary to actively use tools of inter-municipal cooperation, to prepare personnel to work in the waste management sector", said Hennadii Zubko.

    The official stressed that the approval of the National Plan was positively evaluated by the EU Delegation to Ukraine. According to their conviction, the adoption of the National Plan is a positive and important step towards harmonization of Ukraine's waste management policy and legislation with the EU legislation in this sector.