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The Russian government plans to return to the issue of plastic containers for alcohol

Post Time:Jul 24,2015Classify:Industry NewsView:499

On Monday, a meeting of the Russian Government. At the meeting, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has proposed to further discuss issues related to the restriction of the use of plastic containers for alcoholic beverages.

Energy Minister Alexander Novak at the meeting recalled that the bill introduced in the State Duma, provides a significant limitation to the August 1, 2018 the use of plastic packaging in the amount of more than 0.5 liters of alcoholic beverages. "That is, in fact, will prohibit the use of such containers," - said Novak.


The Minister explained that it is about to allow a July 1, 2015 to manufacture products in plastic containers of not more than 2 liters, and from July 1, 2016 - in containers of no more than 1.5 liters.


Dmitry Medvedev said during the debate: "And to these issues, and other matters relating to the restrictions on the use of polymer products, I suggest to look again, to look at what is being proposed is reasonable, and separated from the things that are opportunistic in nature, or express the position of certain lobbyists. " He stressed that numerous discussions were held previously in respect of a number of containers of alcoholic beverages, including beer. The Prime Minister noted that such decisions are always the result of a complex debate and conflict of interests. "Part of the business of one trying to stand up, and some - for another, and there is a component, finally, linked to health promotion, prevention of alcoholism need and so forth," - said the chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers.


As is known, the State Duma of the Russian Federation in June 2014 approved in the first reading amendments to the existing legislation to restrict the use of PET for packaging of alcoholic beverages.

Source: http://www.steklosouz.ru/news/show&id=3503Author: shangyi

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