Tatarstan and Coca-Cola signed an agreement on the development of a culture of separate collection of municipal solid waste
Photo by the press service of the President of the RT
(KZN.RU, August 23, Alina Berezhnaya). Rustam Minnikhanov,
the President of the RT, and Alexander Ruzhevich, the CEO of the Coca-Cola HBC
Russia, signed an agreement of intent in the field of developing a culture of
separate storage and collection of municipal solid waste. The signing ceremony
took place at the exhibition center “Kazan Expo”, the main competition site of
WorldSkills Kazan 2019.
According to the document, the Zero Waste City concept will
be applied in Kazan as part of the Coca-Cola global strategy “World Without
Waste.” The capital of the RT will be the first city in the country to
implement this concept.
The project will consist of a series of educational and
infrastructural urban solutions that ensure the collection and recycling of
100% of the equivalent of consumer polymer packaging waste from Coca-Cola
products. It is planned to conduct master classes, lectures and other
educational informational events within the framework of the concept.
The first steps in the implementation of the project will be
the installation of new containers for separate waste collection in the most
visited public places of Kazan. They are planned to be installed in city parks
A year ago, a pilot project was launched in Kazan on the
implementation of separate collection of municipal waste. At the initial stage,
109 container sites of the Aviastroitelny district were equipped with 428
containers for recyclable and non-recyclable waste. As a result, the volume of
solid municipal waste transported to the landfill was reduced by 30-35%. Today
64% of the housing stock is equipped with containers for dual waste collection.
Separate collection of municipal solid waste is organized in all areas of
Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan, Denis Kalinkin, the head
of the Kazan Executive Committee, Rustem Gafarov, the first deputy head of the
Kazan Executive Committee, Ildar Shakirov, the deputy head of the Kazan
Executive Committee, Artur Valiakhmetov, the chairman of the Kazan Committee of
Economic Development, also attended the signing.