MOSCOW, February 19 – RIA Novosti. You can avoid the rise in price of products by switching to other types of packaging that can be recycled. This opinion was expressed in an interview with the radio station “Moscow speaking” by the chairman of the Federation Council committee on agrarian and food policy and environmental management Alexei Mayorov.
“It is necessary to switch to those plastics that are then recycled. If extended liability of producers is introduced, and packaging producers pay a recycling fee, then they themselves, on their own initiative, will simply switch to those plastics that will be recycled,” the senator explained.
At the same time, even a complete rejection of plastic can change prices upward – this material, according to him, is one of the cheapest types of packaging. Replacing it with paper and other materials can increase product prices.
Earlier it became known that Rusprodsoyuz addressed the FAS with a letter, which says about a possible rise in the price of products due to an increase in the cost of packaging by 10-15 percent. Since the end of last year, the union members have been warned about the rise in prices for plastic packaging. Suppliers explained this by an increase in the cost of raw materials: since June 2020, polyethylene has risen in price by 25-30 percent.