Environment and natural resources

Pollution and waste

Policies on household solid waste still display inadequacy

The amount of household solid waste (HSW) in major cities nationwide is expected to increase by 10-16 percent a year on average. However, the most common waste treatment method in Vietnam, which is mere burying, has proved its unsuitability for the modern and environmentally friendly ...

Thanh Tam

Waste map to help Vietnam turn waste into resources

A webinar on measures to optimise the exploitation of solid waste potential in Vietnam in order to turn waste into resources, was held by the Vietnam Initiative for Energy Transition (VIETSE) on July 19, bringing together experts, and representatives from environment organisations and development partners.This ...

Hà Nội implements solutions to improve air quality

Hà Nội’s People’s Committee has requested all agencies and sectors to continue implementing drastic, synchronous, and effective solutions to improve air quality.The city People’s Committee has assigned the Department of Natural Resources and Environment to implement the “Developing a provincial-level air quality management plan” under ...

Project for Mekong River without waste kicks off

A waste reduction and circular economy project for Mekong River was launched at a ceremony in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on May 18.Titled ‘Zero Waste to Mekong River: Pilot Circular Economy model for Floating markets in Can Tho’, it is sponsored by ...

Vietnam builds master plan to cut air pollution

Vietnam will implement a plan to eliminate fossil-fuel vehicles, tighten emission control and add more green spaces to urban areas.Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on Wednesday approved the National Strategy for Environmental Protection to 2030 with a vision until 2050, in which the government sets ...

Viet Tuan

Vietnam's air quality improves but has not met WHO standard

Air quality in Vietnam improved in 2021 but still failed to meet the World Health Organization’s annual average PM2.5 concentration guidelines.The decline in the annual average PM2.5 concentration continued in 2021, falling to 24.7 μg/m3 after peaking in 2019 at 34.1, the World Air Quality ...

Viet Anh

Vietnam among 20 countries with largest plastic waste discharge

Vietnam discharges about 1.8 million tons of plastic waste each year. It is one of 20 countries with the largest amount of plastic waste in the world.  The current plastic waste pollution in the country is very serious, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources ...

Thai Binh

Domestic waste fee to be charged based on volume

Solid waste classification at source and volume-based waste fee collection must be implemented by 2024, according to the roadmap of the new Environment Law which took effect on January 1, 2022This is an amended point of the new law, requiring households and individuals to sort ...

Environmental management innovation needed to reduce pollution

The environment is suffering great pressure from socio-economic activities with an increase in environmental pollution both in quantity and scale, calling for more effective solutions to handle the issue.The country has been implementing a national plan on climate change adaptation for 2021-30; speeding up scientific research ...

Marine plastic waste an urgent issue in coastal Vietnam

Vietnam needs to carry out practical measures to manage and reduce marine plastic waste to ensure sustainable development of the fishery industry, according to experts at a workshop held in Hanoi on Wednesday.The workshop was held by the Vietnam’s Institute of Fisheries Economics and Planning and ...

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