N.B. Nefedyev, S.G. Psyurnichenko, Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation

 Waste management is a part of activity on environmental protection.

In the Russian Federation a basis of the legislation in the field of production and consumption waste handling make the Federal Law № 89-FZ from June 24, 1998 «About production and consumption wastes» and the Federal Law № 7-FZ from January, 10, 2002 «About environmental protection» together with the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal of 1989 (further – the Basel Convention), ratified by the Federal Law № 49-FZ dated November 25, 1994.