Business on waste - pine sap.
See ad type of reception of scrap metal or waste paper, is no longer a wonder. Gone are the days of Soviet Vtorchermetov and recyclables. The country did not need them, as well as many other things. Just in case, the state has besieged this activity with licenses and has forgotten.
Private business does not sleep and is looking for different promising ways of development. So with secondary resources, for some trash, for others gold or even better to say that the state is not interested, it can be very useful for a private trader.
So with the collection of secondary resources, and with the processing of landfills, and with bioenergy. The state simply refused to do this, and private traders buy licenses, feeding the state and officials, install equipment, pay taxes and earn, constantly durable by everyone who has the slightest relation to power, from firefighters and san.stations to tax and various deductions. So in general, it should be, for that they are in these positions and sit to feed with them, not talking about them now.
As already mentioned, from what the state refuses, it is very beneficial to private traders. Recently stumbled upon another confirmation of this rule. Being a guest in a Ukrainian village, I learned about a local businessman who accepts, what would you think? Pine resin (resin). He pays hryvnia per kilogram to everyone who brings him more than ten kilograms.
When he started this business, they laughed a little with him, who would collect tar from the trees and carry him, and why should he? As it sometimes happens, his first clients were local alcoholics, who collected a bucket and earned a bottle. Then they began to make cuts and put watering cans, which significantly simplified their work and increased earnings. And when one avid alcoholic built a new barn, then many villagers of decent behavior paid attention to this matter.
Now in the village, many are engaged in the collection of turpentine, the adjacent forest is practically divided between yards, like vegetable gardens. The forester gets his little bribe, but he earns most of it from the receiver.
He delivers sap to dealers, who used to come once a year or two, and now once a month and take 500 dollars per ton. Villagers say that he deceives on weight and pays little, I would like to give more, but for some reason, if someone else tried to reach these dealers directly, then after talking with the local sheriff (district officer), and to some slow-witted and other guests looked in, stopped this business.
So it turns out, a few years ago, the state refused to harvest pine gum, if not a promising and not profitable type of fishery, and private traders built a whole criminal structure on this business. This is a field of activity for small businesses in the villages of forest regions, without any licenses and permits to buy sap from people, and let them decide in what way to extract it.
400% profitability is interesting enough to think about it. And dealers can now be found on the Internet, not a stone age, because there are announcements, forums, ask around, maybe someone heard, if there are buyers, they will exist.