Ukraine on the Way to the Green Future

by Roman Cheplyk
Friday, December 10, 2021
Ukraine on the Way to the Green Future

Plastic bags ban and no more diesel engines

Scientists have proven that plastic bags can decompose over 15 years. The slightest bag will disappear in at least 5 years. The pollution of the world by such wastes will inevitably lead to the heating of the land, which will lead to a worldwide catastrophe in the coming years. Therefore, reducing hazardous wastes is a long-standing concern in all countries of the world. Ukraine is one of them.

Recently Ukraine has come to ban packages. The president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, signed the relevant law within the forum Ukraine 30. Ecology. From January 1, 2022, plastic bags will be banned in the country. The Law of Ukraine "On Restricting the Circulation of Plastic Bags on the Territory of Ukraine" provides for a complete rejection of thin and durable plastic bags. Ukrainians are encouraged to use biodegradable packaging, which must comply with international European standards and be labeled.

Ukraine plans to eliminate unsafe asbestos mineral

Asbestos is the most popular mineral for use in construction. The results of its processing are most often found in roofing products from the USSR. However, there has been a scientific and procedural struggle to eliminate asbestos for several years now. Because it has been proven that this mineral can cause health problems, including cancer.

Therefore, Ukraine plans to eliminate the use of asbestos within 7 years. The ban will be introduced under the Association Agreement with the EU.

Complete replacement of  diesel vehicles is planned in Ukraine

A large-scale project in favor of an ecological future in Ukraine is considered to be the abandonment of all cars with internal combustion engines. The country has adopted this initiative following the EU and implementing the Association Agreement. The total elimination of ICE vehicles is predicted for 2030-2035.

However, the first step towards the "green" goal is to ban diesel and gasoline-powered vehicles import. The relevant laws will be enacted on July 1, 2027, and July 1, 2030.


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