June 2021

Green transformation
of Moscow

Modern reality requires new, high-tech approaches to everything: production, transport, urban infrastructure. Recently, a panel discussion "Can industry be environmentally friendly?" was held in Moscow, where the city authorities discussed environmental trends with Businesses.
The event was attended by companies with extensive experience in solving environmental problems: representatives of the food industry and packaging manufacturers, recyclers, manufacturers of electric transport solutions.

Waste disposal became an important topic of the panel discussion – waste processing companies spoke about the achievements in this industry. One of them, the Ecopolis corporation, recycles electronics and electrical equipment waste at three enterprises, creating a complete recycling chain for old equipment – from a broken printer or monitor to obtaining high-quality secondary raw materials.
Another company, Oris Prom, recycles scrap and waste of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, used tires, electronic and electrical equipment, household appliances, construction materials and reinforced concrete waste. Such activities are extremely important for the city, as the burial of worn-out tires has been prohibited in Russia since 2019, and since 2021 the burial of electronic and household appliances has also been banned.

Several years ago, Moscow set a goal to stop using buses by the end of 2021, completely replacing the vehicle fleet with electric buses. They began to ply the streets of Moscow in the fall of 2018, and even now on the roads, especially in the center, you can rarely find a classic bus. Representatives of government and business discussed which projects help the city switch to environmentally friendly transport: an intelligent power supply system for electric buses, the production of charging stations, etc.

The panel discussion participants came to the conclusion that concern for the environment is a trend in modern cities, the maintenance of which is impossible without the personal participation of each citizen and conscious consuming. Separate waste collection, avoiding hazardous materials, switching to electric vehicles is the future that most countries will soon do.
Vladimir Efimov,
Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Economic Policy and Property land relations:
"In Moscow, every second enterprise is already implementing green projects, introducing modern eco-technologies into their production, and the situation has really improved in recent years. Now the hazardous emissions from industrial enterprises of the capital account for only 7%. And last month, Moscow entered the list of the 30 best capitals for air quality in the world ranking for 2020, ahead of Paris, Vienna, Berlin".