Pollution and waste

Solid waste

"World's Largest Lesson" on sustainability comes to Việt Nam

As many as 1,000 secondary school students nationwide will learn about global goals for sustainable development at the global event “World’s Biggest Lesson” to be held for the first time in Việt Nam in September and October in HCM City.With the theme “Define Your Eco Vibe”, the participants will be offered chances to ...

Education model introduced to reduce plastic waste

The Meet Vietnam Association, the Loyola University Chicago and the International Geographical Union held an international symposium in the central province of Binh Dinh on August 19 on reducing ocean plastic waste: education model for educationalists. As part of the event, scientists and environmentalists from US ...

Plastic waste reduction strictly urged at Vietnamese hospitals

Domestic and foreign-invested hospitals in Vietnam will have to take stern action to reduce plastic waste in line with the Ministry of Health’s latest-issued Document No.08/CT-BYT.Accordingly, medical units have to issue action plans to reduce plastic waste in their activities with details of content, targets, ...

Action plan for marine debris reduction to be built

The Government has assigned the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Vietnam Administration of Sea and Islands to design a national action plan on reducing marine debris towards 2030. The draft plan of actions sets seven major tasks, including strengthening communications to enhance public ...

Raising awareness of plastic pollution

In order to step by step mitigate plastic pollution, communication work should be regularly and constantly implemented to raise the community’s awareness of the adverse impacts of plastic waste, in addition to effectively observing the laws and policies concerned.Media agencies should continue to honestly, objectively ...

Residents demand compensation over pollution

About 120 households, representing residents in Nam Sơn, Bắc Sơn and Hồng Kỳ communes of Sóc Sơn District, on Wednesday had a dialogue with concerned organisations about the pollution caused by the Nam Sơn dumping ground.Speaking at the dialogue, residents urged district and municipal authorities ...

9 companies launch Packaging Recycling Organisation Vietnam

Nine leading companies in the consumer goods and packaging industries joined hands to launch the coalition Packaging Recycling Organization Vietnam in HCM City on June 21. The nine include Coca-Cola, FrieslandCampina, La Vie, Nestlé, NutiFood, Suntory PepsiCo, Tetra Pak, TH Group, and URC.PRO Vietnam seeks to ...

Vietnam aiming for nationwide eradication of single-use plastics by 2025: PM

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked for plans to phase out the use of plastic products in Vietnam with the goal of making the country free of single-use plastics by 2025. He made the statement while launching a national campaign on plastic waste prevention ...

Various environmental activities to be held during Vietnam Seas and Island Week 2019

A wide range of environmental protection activities are to be held during Vietnam Seas and Island Week 2019, scheduled for early next month, announced the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) on May 20.Accordingly, for the first time, the ministry will combine a series ...

Seminar talks solid waste management in Southeast Asia

French non-governmental organisation GRET Vietnam and partners held an international seminar in Hanoi on May 15 to discuss solid waste management in suburban, small and medium-sized urban areas in Southeast Asia, within the framework of a project on waste management in rural areas.The event aimed ...

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