13:41 30 Dec 2021

Zelenskyy is asked to increase fines for waste: the petition has received the required 25,000 signatures

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The petition to the President to increase fines for waste pollution to preserve Ukraine's natural resources has received the required 25,000 signatures.

This is evidenced by data on the website of the head of state.

The document was registered on September 30 by Artem Prykhodko, who positions himself as an "environmental activist in the Kharkiv region."

"To preserve the environment of Ukraine's land fund and water resources, it is necessary to adopt a draft law amending the Code of Administrative Offenses of Ukraine, the Criminal Code of Ukraine, and other legislative acts to increase fines for waste offenses," the petition said.

It is noted that the petition aims to increase fines for waste pollution in improper places, such as 11,600 non-taxable minimum incomes.

It is proposed, in particular, to increase:

  • fines for discarded garbage for individuals in the amount of 850-1750 non-taxable minimum incomes (UAH 14,450 – 29,750) 20 times,
  • for emissions of garbage and industrial waste or residues of production near water bodies (at a distance of 100 m from the maximum registered level of the water body during floods, or directly into the water) for individuals in the amount of 1000-2000 non-taxable minimum incomes (17 000 – 34 000 UAH );
  • 50 times the amount of fines for discarded garbage for legal entities in the amount of 4000-5800 non-taxable minimum incomes (68 000 – 98 600 UAH).

"Increasing the size of fines would be a moving lever to influence the minds of citizens and would serve as an additional source of funding for the environment, protection of natural resources, and the sorting of household waste," said the petitioner.

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