A stinking business. Environmental issues, protests and big money in the waste business in Russia Cover Image

A stinking business. Environmental issues, protests and big money in the waste business in Russia
A stinking business. Environmental issues, protests and big money in the waste business in Russia

Author(s): Jadwiga Rogoża
Subject(s): Politics, Governance, Public Administration, Public Law
Published by: Ośrodek Studiów Wschodnich im. Marka Karpia
Keywords: waste business; Russia
Summary/Abstract: In recent months, Moscow oblast has seen a series of social protests against environmental problems caused by municipal waste landfills. The waste disposal sites are overloaded, lack adequate safeguards, emit toxic gases and contaminate the groundwater with harmful effluent. The situation is most severe in Moscow oblast because the capital city generates the largest volumes of waste; however, the problem itself extends beyond environmental concerns into the economic and social spheres. Waste management in Russia is marked by notorious overloading of legal waste disposal sites and the emergence of illegal waste dumps, inadequate waste disposal practices leading to air pollution and groundwater contamination which affect local residents, and bad practices by businesses with links to President Vladimir Putin which have monopolised the waste collection sector.

  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: English