Russia is a big producer of waste as one of the biggest economies in the world. As the disposable income of Russian households increased throughout the 2000s, consumption increased, which led to increased waste generation.Over 200 cities in Russia exceed pollution limits, and this is increasing as more vehicles appear on the roads.
== Regulation ==
Federal law "On Production and Consumption of Waste and the Development of Basic Regulations".
=== Hazard classifications ===
=== Nuclear waste ===
Attempts to create a comprehensive legislative act which would regulate radioactive waste management in Russia have been made since 1992. In 1995, a draft federal law "On the State Policy in the Sphere of Radioactive Waste Management" was developed. However, the Federation Council rejected the specified bill. A conciliation committee was established. After certain amendments have been made to the bill, its name was changed to "On Radioactive Waste Management". This wording was adopted by two chambers of Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation and was submitted for signature to the president. However, the Russian president dismissed the bill and sent it for revision. As a result, in 2001, the specified bill was excluded from further consideration by the State Duma. In 2008, Rosatom Federal Atomic Energy Agency promulgated the bill "On Radioactive Waste Management".
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