On March 1 press service of the public organization informed correspondent of «7x7» that Greenpeace Russia has created an online platform, and now every citizen can find out what to do if a waste incinerator is planned to be built in his city.
According to Greenpeace Russia, federal project "Clean Country" was the reason for creating this site. It involves the construction of four incineration plants in Moscow and one in Tatarstan total value of 243.4 billion rubles by 2021. After project publication the Kaliningrad Region and Yakutia stated willingness to build such plants. Environmentalists suggest that this practice will be used in other regions of Russia to support the government's policy and to be behind its "trends".
'Domain stopmsz.ru has been around for 18 years, ever since different resources got involved in incinerators problem solution, and now we have decided to gather all that has been developed, to compile and make some allowance that would answer all the questions of people from all over the country,' head of Greenpeace Russia toxic program Alexey Kiselev said. 'Its goal is to become a resource for people who learn that somewhere there is a project to build an incinerator. Today it is a response to society challenge that has learned about the appearance of "Clean Country" project. Government did not explain anything about it but unintelligible tables. Therefore, we explain how "Clean Country" influence the Moscow region and the Republic of Tatarstan, and what can bring to the regions of those governors who will want similar projects in their state. The Kaliningrad region, for example, or Yakutia. Up to this point all incinerators projects were rejected. In St. Petersburg and in the Moscow region. Also due to participation of the domain to some extent. All public campaigns against these factories were under hashtag #стопмсз.
On February 8, 2017 Russian environmental movements united in the Alliance against incineration and for recycling.
Greenpeace Russia launched a petition, which will bring together Russian anti-incinerators activists.
Daniil Kuznetsov, «7x7»