: Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia invites media representatives to see how paper recycling works

Recycling as a national priority: Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia invites media representatives to see how paper recycling works

A media tour at Solnechnogorsk Experimental Mechanical Plant (SOEMZ), the one and only small-scale production facility in Russia to produce items and packing of pulp cardboard (moulded paper fibre manufactured by recycling), will be held on 13 December 2019. The plant with the recycling capacity of 40 tons of paper waste per day is the largest plant in the CIS and EU producing this type of products.

Russia has set off on an ambitious challenge of creating a circular economy. One of the primary goals of sustainable utilisation of resources is reducing the waste. Waste is not just waste anymore, it is a recyclable material, which should continue to serve economic purposes. This being said, recycling paper waste is one of the vital elements in this system.

The Russian pulp and paper industry recycles more than 50% of paper and cardboard waste. Paper is a top product recycled in this segment and the paper recycling industry is one of the most promising segments given all the global and domestic market opportunities. Russia generates about 7.1m tons of recyclable paper waste, and only 4m are being actually collected.

The programme of the media tour to Solnechnogorsk Experimental Mechanical Plant (SOEMZ)

Media tour date

13 December 2019 (Friday)


1 Butyrsky Tupik, Solnechnogorsk, Moscow Region

09:00 – 09:15 Gathering of the guests at Khovrino metro station

09:15 Departure of the bus from Khovrino metro station

10:30 Arrival at SOEMZ

10:30-12:00 Tour of SOEMZ production facilities

12:00-12:20 Press scrum

12:20-13:20 Lunch

13:20 Departure from SOEMZ

14:20 Arrival of the bus to Khovrino metro station

 Participants of the media tour:

Evgeny Ryzhov, Director of the Department of Light Industry and Forestry Complex of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation;

Aleksey Sergeev, CEO of the League of Waste Paper Processors Association;

Denis Kondratyev, Deputy General Director of the League of Waste Paper Processors Association.


The goal of SOEMZ is to expand its market share and increase its profit margin by replacing items and packaging of polymer and other materials with pulp cardboard products.

The plant produces such products as boxes for fruit and vegetables, eggs, Cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, cup holders, disposable paper trays, paper flower pots, fruit blisters and transportation packaging, packaging for lettuce transportation, locating boxes for industrial packaging, packaging for HoReCa, retail, cosmetics, medicine, eco packaging.

To learn more about the plant, its products and to see SOEMZ photo and video gallery, please visit: https://soemz.com/.