Belarus PM visits exhibition of biodegradable packaging made from vegetable raw materials

26.07.2019

Belarus government is ready to consider financial incentives to accelerate the transition to paper packaging. This was announced today by Prime Minister Sergei Rumas while he was visiting the exhibition of biodegradable packaging from vegetable raw materials. Cheap loans, including for small and medium businesses, can become one of the incentives to manufacture eco packaging. It is possible that free plastic bags in stores will be banned. They can be replaced by paper bags or bags made from corn or potatoe starch. At present Belarus generates about 280 thousand tons of polymeric wastes per year, and only 30% are recycled. By 2035, this share is planned to increase to 50%.

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