Pollution and waste

Solid waste

Domestic waste classification at source needs a roadmap

Việt Nam’s Law on Environmental Protection 2020 regulating the classification of household solid waste will be officially implemented across the country from January 1, 2025, a date which is considered a turning point for domestic solid waste management. Several pilot schemes are underway across Việt Nam, ...

Vietnam supports global agreement on plastic pollution

A delegation of Vietnamese negotiators joined those from 176 countries worldwide at the fourth session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-4) on plastic waste in Ottawa, Canada, on April 23. This session is to work towards finalising an agreement on a global treaty to eliminate ...

Policies needed to encourage e-commerce to embrace circular economy

Vietnam needs to develop solutions to encourage fast-paced e-commerce to embrace circular economy and reduce the dumping of plastic wastes towards protecting the environment. A recent report on plastic wastes from e-commerce by Việt Nam E-Commerce Association pointed out that e-commerce is growing rapidly with an ...

How plastic waste management affects circular economy in Can Gio

Can Gio is the coastal district of HCMC, and its extensive mangrove forests and wetlands are considered the city’s “green lung.” It is unique in also being a UNESCO world biosphere reserve, but it faces mounting pressure from urban pollution, especially plastic waste from land-based, ...

Localities join in efforts to fight plastics pollution

Ten localities in Vietnam are taking actions to fight plastic pollution under Plastic Smart Cities (PSC), an initiative put forward by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).PSC, which aims to connect cities and tourist destinations in joint efforts to combat plastic pollution, has attracted ...

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

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

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 ...

New environmental standards to better protect the environment: Deputy minister

The Vietnam Environment Administration under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has compiled 15 draft regulations on environment-related standards which will be promulgated this year as a foundation for the implementation of the 2020 Law on Environmental Protection that takes effect from the beginning ...

Promoting recycling market for domestic solid waste

The market for domestic solid waste and recycled products from domestic solid waste has been formed in Vietnam, thereby, creating added value from solid waste while contributing to enhancing the management of domestic solid waste.In previous decades, domestic solid waste management policy often aimed to ...

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