Varvara Dmitrieva: The jewelry industry of Yakutia is distinguished by its creativity, unique cultural code and conservation of traditions

Varvara Dmitrieva, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Precious Stones and Metals Processing Technologies of the North-Eastern Federal University, told Rough&Polished about the results of the Forum of jewelry Craftsmanship and the prospects...

16 april 2024

Valery Budny: There is no strategy and legislation in Russia enabling the full cycle processing of precious raw materials within the country

Valery Budny, Head of the Jewelry Russia program and CEO of the JUNWEX media holding, told Rough&Polished about the results of the meeting and pressing issues in the precious metals and precious stones (PMPS) and the jewelry sectors.

11 april 2024

Paul Zimnisky: Natural diamonds face the risk of eroding their appeal if constantly discounted

New York-based independent diamond and jewellery analyst and consultant Paul Zimnisky told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive interview that the industry should do away with discounts. He said the industry should treat natural diamonds...

01 april 2024

Edahn Golan: Lab-grown diamond prices to continue declining

In an exclusive interview with Rough&Polished's Mathew Nyaungwa, Edahn Golan, proprietor of the eponymous Edahn Golan Diamond Research and Data, predicted that the prices of lab-grown diamonds would continue to decline, especially at the retail and...

25 march 2024

ADPA’s Ellah Muchemwa: G7 restrictions to bring extra costs from diamond mining to retail

The African Diamond Producers Association (ADPA), which has openly registered its disdain for the G7’s rough diamond trade restrictions, is of the opinion that the move will bring extra costs on all stages, from mining to retail. ADPA executive...

18 march 2024

The Russian government concerned about waste situation in Siberia

16 february 2024

Only 2% of the solid municipal waste is sent for recycling in the Siberian Federal District, said Russian Deputy Prime Minister Victoria Abramchenko.

"The share of waste allocated for recycling from solid municipal waste in the Siberian Federal District averaged 2%, and according to this indicator, the district ranks last in the Russian Federation. The share of waste directed to waste treatment is 30% lower than the national average. And according to this parameter, the district occupies the penultimate place. The last one is the Far Eastern Federal District," Abramchenko said.

The reform of the waste management industry began in Russia on January 1, 2019. It is designed to solve the problem of illegal landfills and significantly reduce the volume of waste sent to landfills. A total of 868 waste management enterprises are to be built or reconstructed by 2030. It is planned to send 100% of household waste for processing or sorting, of which only 50% will be sent to landfills. As of the end of 2022, the share of waste sent for sorting and processing was 50.2%, and only 12% was recycled, TASS reports.

Alex Shishlo for Rough&Polished