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Did you see the New Year Coca-Cola caravan truck on December 28 and 29 in MEGA Khimki? The visitors of the shopping center could get some New Year's mood at the last weekend of 2019, while we organized a separate waste collection at the site. We installed containers on the street - next to the legendary advertising caravan - and in MEGA, where a performance of a cover band and a tasting of the new FuzeTea “Winter Fusion” were organized. Visitors threw plastic, metal, glass, tetrapak, and paper cups into a yellow container. Do you...

26 December 2019
In 2019, the EcoTechnologies and Sphere of Ecology teams united and managed to achieve a lot: created a unique football field from recycled beer plastic glasses BUD Red Light Cups launched a new direction with fandomats: installed 26 devices in the Pyaterochka, Perekrestok, Karusel and Magnit stores celebrated the third anniversary of Coca-Cola’s program “Share with Us” and produced 98% recycled plastic furniture conducted 10 free eco-lessons for children, 20 trainings for employees and more than 15 excursions to our...

The first McDonald's in Russia with the organised waste collection system was launched. Reports for the NTV and Russia 24 news channels can be viewed on our YouTube channel. The major waste types at McDonald's are different paper variations: laminated, waxed, varnished, sealed with polyethylene. Such paper is not usually accepted for recycling - varnish, lamination and polyethylene must somehow be separated. In addition, paper is contaminated with oil and food debris. At the beginning of the project, we had a choice - to pick up only PET...

Reduce, reuse, recycle - every English textbook has such a topic. It is difficult to be apart from ecology when such topics are discussed in the classroom. SkyEng has long been practising separate waste collection in the office. The Sphere of Ecology took this waste for recycling. Like in any office, some inappropriate waste gets into the containers for useful waste. It is eliminated by the Sphere of Ecology during the sorting, but it causes a lot of trouble. It is even worse, when food and liquid get into containers, as in this case raw...

From December 16 to 18 the Forum “Clean Country” supported by “Russian environmental operator” was held in Skolkovo - the results of the first year of the national Ecology project were summed up. At the meetings such issues as legislative changes, success and problems of regional operators, business participation and financial support for industry leaders were discussed. We participated in the forum together with the  representatives of our plant in Rzhev for the production of containers and equipment. We were...

We launched a New Year’s campaign “PereraBottle” to collect glass bottles in Moscow bars together with Pernod Ricard Rouss and the Russian environmental operator. Within a month from December 15 to January 15, popular city bars will collect and return for recycling bottles of alcohol and water. Residents of “Red October”, Artplay, “Central Market” on Rozhdestvensky Boulevard, Noor Bar, “Kianu”, 32.05, Mitzva Bar, “First Nose” and others joined the action. The Sphere of Ecology...

«Now separate waste collection has become a fashionable, even hype, topic. And this is good. Because hype will pass, but the result will remain»- this is how Konstantin Rzayev, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of «EcoTechnologies» Group of Companies, assessed the current situation in the industry. On December 4, the MarketMedia conference «Garbage Processing and Recycling in the Production-Retail-Buyer Ecosystem» was held with the support of the St. Petersburg Business Association and JTI Russia....

In March, we launched separate waste collection in Letovo International School for talented kids. Every school wing now has containers for plastics, aluminum, glass and cardboard & paper collection established in them. We have also created posters with thorough and detailed instructions to make collecting waste separately accessible for teachers and students. In addition, the school now has a collection of bottle caps and batteries. As the school expanded, we have been developing the facilities: additional containers have made their way to...

The new brand Unilever Love Beauty & Planet launches a project together with Clear Home and «EcoTechnologies» group of companies in 4 Sevastopol and Simferopol stores. The collection points can be located on the Useful City map. In the framework of the event, the customers receive eco-gifts in exchange for cosmetics vials they give in. There are points awarded for every plastic bottle - they can later be exchanged for an eco-bag and a body lotion produced by Love Beauty & Planet. The plastics that used to be pink...

Independent Tech & Business website Rusbase has released a map of Russian GreenTech. Rusbase pointed out 130 companies that reduce the negative externalities of production and consumption and help preserve the environment. One of the main criteria for being picked is implementing innovative technologies in business. «EcoTechnologies» group of companies was selected in the category «Handling waste and resource recovery», alongside with other businesses that offer innovative solutions for collecting, sorting and...

On November 25, ‘EcoTechnologies’ group of companies took part in PolyER seminar as headliners of the event. Constantin Rzaev shared his opinion on the future of recycling in Russia - you can find the news report by Vesti. Yaroslavl on our YouTube channel. PolyER is one of the leading companies in the field of producing polymer food packaging and strap band from PP, PET and PS for automatic packaging and thermoforming machines.

On November 27-28 Vyacheslav Zamyatin, RzhevMash commercial director, took part in a plenary session of Enisei Ecological Forum in Krasnoyarsk. The experts discussed the course of the waste reform,separate waste collection, recycling and waste utilization techniques and technologies. Businessmen, government officials and community representatives were actively involved in the discussion.

On November 26, Ravil Fehretdinov, TPRP commercial director discussed the opportunities for recycling and the topic of lack of material with colleagues during the ‘Green Spot’ conference by EcoLine. The process of recycling blister packaging was paid extra attention to. The agreement reached by the colleagues was that recyclers can find a technology for every waste type. The question is how to obtain the needed waste from the population in large volumes.

On November 22, the Moscow state university of food production hosted a theory-and-practice international conference ‘Sustainable growth: packaging sector’. The following science issues have been in the spotlight during the conference: Antimicrobial nano-modified coating for contact with edible goods. Analysis of the implemented antimicrobial packaging materials and coatings, as well as technologies for handling edible goods so that they are not contaminated by microorganisms. Estimation of antimicrobial influence of...

«SIBUR Holding» PJSC and «EcoTechnologies» Group of Companies signed an agreement on sustainable development cooperation. The main objective of the partnership is the establishment of mutually beneficial cooperation aimed at developing a closed-loop economy, namely the polymer packaging recycling. Companies have already worked together on a number of projects. In particular, EcoTechnologies Group of Companies was partners with SIBUR in organizing separate waste collection at the Silk Way international rally, as well as...

We provide training for employees, even if the office does not yet share the waste. Our expert Anastasia Chizhevskaya shared the secrets of green life and told how not to fall into the trap of “green” myths.  

International exhibition «Recycling 2019» took place on November 20. CREON Conferences, who were responsible for organising the event, is the leading conference company in Russia in the sector of gas & oil and adjoining industries. Constantin Rzaev, head of the board of directors of «EcoTechnologies» group of companies gave a talk with a presentation on «The current state and trends in plastics recycling market in Russia».    

On November 20, we took part in the conference organized by CAPITAL GROUP named “Implementation of separate waste collection: “0” waste - myth or reality?”. Environmental Project Manager Tatyana Fedorova shared our successes in implementing a separate waste collection system in schools, universities, embassies, and offices in cities throughout Russia.

Tver hosted a ‘NEXT generation - reloaded’ youth jamboree under the motto ‘Ecological safety and planet’s future’. Modern youth is unique in its willingness to express themselves and a lively response to what is going on in the world. The topic of ecology not only interests them, but also ignites the desire to act and rescue the planet from an eco-catastrophe. The competitors involved in the contest came from four Tver colleges: college for culture named after Mr. Lvov; college named after Mr. Konyaev; Tver...

From November 11 to 15, an open week was held at     the Tver Polymer Recycling Plant with the support of the Russian environmental operator. The action was timed.  to the day of the recycler on November 15 and everyone was invited to take free tours. During 5 days, 7 groups of people visited the plant. Among them were university students, company executives, and environmental activists. Everyone wanted to see how plastic bottles and cans are converted into recycled materials for the production of new things. The plot...

At the training for Coca-Cola employees, we talked about how to start sorting waste at home, attracting household members to it and not give up. We discussed the importance of separate waste collection, even if we do not organize it ourselves. The main thing is to inspire the audience and show that it is not difficult. At general training on waste sorting, we: - give step-by-step recommendations «How to start waste separation» - explain why reading instructions is so important - analyze the goods and the most common...

When creating personal care products, Estée Lauder employees thought: «How to take care of the planet?». «Origins» concern brand proposed to separate waste in the office and immediately received administration support. We helped to organize the process so that everything is comfortable and beautiful. «The Sphere of Ecology» company installed containers for paper, plastic, glass, metal, tetrapak and other kinds of waste. We developed bright and understandable instruction so that employees do not lose...

A week of sustainable development has taken place in Moscow L’Oréal office. The employees have attended several trainings and workshops, shared ecological ideas and participated in challenges. Separate waste collection was given special attention. Since April, ‘Sphere of Ecology’ has been taking the waste from the office and delivering it to recycling plants. On November 5 and November 6, our coordinators helped the employees to place the waste into the right containers. A lot of questions that appeared during the...

The traditional Sochi marathon was held on the first weekend of November. Participants experienced their endurance in the race through the picturesque corners of the resort capital. Together with the local operator EcoLogistics, within the framework of the Coca-Cola program «Share with us» , we supported the sport event and organized separate collection of plastic and aluminum from November 1 to 3. Participants of the «Silver Age» volunteer movement helped us during three days. Our cheerful and energetic helpers told...

Dandelion tires versus ocean plastic traps - what did the Ekaterinburg kids choose? In 2017 ‘Separate with us’ program expanded up to Ekaterinburg school 107. In the school, we established containers for collecting separate waste and helped the administration find a local recycler. On October 1, Coca-Cola representatives held an open lesson at the school: The students were told about recycling process and learned how the waste makes its way to the plant. The students then split into 4 groups: scientists, government officials,...

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