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March 2015 (published: 16.03.2015)
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Topical issues of regulation of waste production and consumption
Nikolaev A.V., Zhuzhoma I.N.
State and public organizations continue to actively combat environmental issues, but the amount of municipal solid waste (MSW), one of the major sources of environmental pollution in Russia increases. A constant tendency of growth of volumes of municipal solid waste of packaging, like the prevailing part with a total capacity of waste treatment plants only 3.5% of the necessary requirements, requires the State to develop and implement effective methods of control of waste production and consumption. Legislative provision of this regulation plays a key role in the market economy. And in this regard, provided economic actors the freedom to choose the modes of production in the market should be limited to less command-administrative methods or disallow as economic interest in complying with the requirements of environmental safety of their own activities.
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Keywords: municipal solid waste (MSW), waste production and consumption, environment, government regulation, environmental education.
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