Pollution and waste

Electronic waste

Facts about renewable energy

At present, renewable energy plays an important role in meeting people’s increasing demand for energy. Renewable energy resources are abundant and available in the nature and exist in many forms. Of which, solar power, which is nearly inexhaustible and is being exploited in many parts ...

Time to think about recycling of end-of-life solar panels: experts

The growth of solar power generation in Việt Nam has come alongside increasing concern over the disposal of end-of-life solar panels in the coming decades.The Ministry of Industry and Trade has issued a circular regulating solar power project development and power purchase contracts in which, project investors ...

Vietnam’s ‘pearl island’ eyes freedom from plastic

Phu Quoc, Vietnam’s biggest island, wants to be mostly plastic free by 2020 so as to promote genuine eco-tourism. The southern province of Kien Giang, which is home to Phu Quoc, dubbed the “pearl island,” worked with the World Wild Fund Vietnam (WWF) on Wednesday ...

Minh Nga

PM orders suspension of licenses for waste imports

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, at a regular Government meeting on July 25, announced that the Government will no longer issue new licenses for waste imports amid backlogs of imported scrap at ports, according to the Government news website.Keep reading ...

The Saigon Times Reporter

Strong actions needed to not turn Vietnam into world’s scrap destination

To prevent Vietnam becoming a destination for scrap from other countries, ministries, sectors and localities need to enhance coordination in managing scrap imports and use of scrap as production material, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha has said.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

Việt Nam commits to reduce plastic waste

Việt Nam has strongly committed to reducing plastic waste country-wide and in the long term, working to eliminate the issue all together.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Waste treatment in cities improves

Some 85 percent of urban waste was gathered and treated last year, up 0.5 percent from 2016, according to the Ministry of Construction.Keep reading ...

VietnamNet Reporter

Prime Minister approves waste database

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a project that would build a national database of waste resources, helping authorised agencies better control the discharge of waste nationwide.Keep reading  ...

Chi Kien

From 2018, polluters will be jailed for up to 7 years: Vietnam penal code

Individuals caught polluting the environment in Vietnam are to be subject to jail terms, instead of merely cash fines, this year as the Penal Code has been amended to become more stringent to this offense. From January 1, people found guilty of dumping waste to ...

Tuoi Tre News Reporter

Illegal waste imports difficult to control, manage: agencies

Large amounts of hazardous waste are still transported illegally across borders from developed to developing countries, including Vietnam.Keep reading ...

Kham Pha

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