The Ministry of Natural Resources is going to initiate a ban on the sale of disposable plastic tableware in Russia. The Head of the department, Dmitry Kobylkin, stated this.

The Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia is for reducing environmental pollution along with various countries. We support the global trend for reducing the use of plastic. I am sure we are going to achieve it. Many large retail chains already support us. We are preparing for a limitation, it takes time to realize and accept, — RIA News agency quotes Kobylkin.

Earlier, the First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Natural Resources, Property and Land Relations, Vasily Vlasov, called for a total ban on the use of plastic bags in Russia.

Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, stated the need to consider the possibility of introducing additional measures to reduce air pollution, wrote.