The Belarusian deputies of the House of Representatives have ratified Convention on Civil Liability for Corruption
The lawmakers have also considered a number of draft laws produced by the Ministry of Nature Resources and Environmental Protection. In particular, amendments to the laws “On Protection and Use of Fauna” and “On Wastes”. The latter, for example, will be amended by introduction of the principle of the producer’s extended liability for utilization of the used products’ wastes. According to Deputy Minister, Valentin Malishevsky, in Germany this, alongside with the introduction of new technologies, helped to reduce the amount of packaging material by 13 per cent and encouraged the development of a new waste collection and recycling system.
The deputies didn’t reject the proposed amendments, however they paid attention to the necessity of building modern recycling plants in Belarus. There is no state programme on waste utilization, while there are investors who are ready to put their money into the construction of such plants.