Municipal solid waste management : opportunities for Russia - summary of key findings

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Municipal solid waste (MSW) management system is one of the key components of a country's overall environmental and resource efficiency framework. Inefficient MSW treatment in Russia today is causing both negative environmental impact and results in suboptimal use of raw materials and energy. If Russia optimized its MSW management policy and implements modern technologies, by 2025 it could fully shift towards environmentally friendly MSW management system and recover up to 45 percent of waste. As a result, by 2025 more than 200 m t of MSW will be recovered to raw materials and energy instead of land filling. This will require investing up to 40 bn EUR and will generate additional 2bn EUR in revenues from recoverable fractions. This study aims to facilitate the development of the sector by offering a scenario-based assessment of market potential and by recommending ways through which to eliminate obstacles to development in the sector. It also analyzes the impact of various types of interventions, particularly those that promote private sector participation.

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