Strategy association


Goals of the Association for the coming years:

- Reforming of the extended producer responsibility scheme

Adoption of amendments to the legislation and development of relevant by-laws establishing full responsibility for all the packaging placed on the market in Russia, approving the methodology for calculating fees in the system, the mechanism for distributing funds in the EPR system

- Export and import regulation

An important issue is removing barriers to waste paper import to eliminate its deficit on the internal market. The Association has taken initiatives to set the import customs duty rate on waste paper at 0% and change the procedure for importing waste paper from European countries by the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal. On the Russian side the issue has been resolved. It remains to coordinate it with the EU.

- Industry Promotion

In 2022, the Association will continue to do a lot of public relations work together with the Russian Ecological Operator, including interaction with the media

- Green public procurement

Association participated in developing a resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation on public procurement of sanitary, hygienic, and household paper products. From March 2022, state and municipal authorities are required to indicate that the products must contain secondary raw materials in the description of goods for purchase. These rules are applied to toilet paper, paper towels, handkerchiefs, tablecloths, etc.

- Price indices

The Association works on developing price indices for the main types of products of the pulp and paper industry. To this end, indices are being developed for stock balances, and an agreement has also been signed on developing a fiber cycling index in the Russian Federation with the Northern (Arctic) Federal University (Arkhangelsk)