The article is devoted to actual topics of reducing environmental pollution by packaging waste. The article analyzes the general situation in the treatment of municipal solid waste management, which has developed in the world and in Ukraine. A study of the current state of packaging waste treatment is carried out on the example of one of the districts in Kharkov. In order to assess a compliance with the principles of the hierarchy of waste management priorities, a study of six stores located in the neighborhood was conducted. Evaluation was performed as described in the international non-governmental environmental organization "Greenpeace", the degree of compliance with the principles expressed in stores is displayed in a numeric index. Practical recommendations for the implementation of these principles are stated, which will greatly reduce the amount of packaging waste.
municipal solid waste, ecology, the hierarchy of waste management, packaging waste