Deputy Head of the President’s Office Yulia Svyrydenko announced that at a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council it was decided that all local authorities in Ukraine must create regional plans for solid household waste treatment by the end of this year.
According to the website of the President’s Office, at a meeting of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities with the participation of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, Svyrydenko said that negotiations are now underway with representatives of Scandinavian countries, which are leading in the construction of modern waste processing plants. At the same time, according to her, investors should receive market tariffs and transparent cooperation with local authorities.
She noted that 462 million tonnes of waste were generated in Ukraine last year, and 10 million tonnes of solid household waste are accumulated annually. The expert also said that there are 33,000 unauthorized landfills in Ukraine.
Zelensky also noted the importance of the issue of waste treatment, since only 4% of municipal solid waste is sorted in Ukraine at overcrowded landfills and illegal landfills.