Pollution and waste

Solid waste

Dow & DEEP C to build first road using recycled plastics

Dow and DEEP C signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on April 17 in Hanoi on building the first road using recycled plastics, at the DEEP C Industrial Complex in the northern city of Hai Phong. The project aims to divert post-use flexible packaging from ...

Nghi Do

Vietnam’s leading supermarket chain stops selling plastic drinking straws

Vietnam’s leading retailer Saigon Co.op announced on Tuesday that it will stop selling plastic drinking straws across its trading system from next month, as an initiative to reduce plastic waste. In addition, Saigon Co.op will completely remove plastic straws attached to products sold at its outlets, ...

Vietnamese supermarkets go back to leaves, leaving plastic bags

Several Vietnamese supermarkets have started using banana leaves to wrap vegetables in an effort to reduce plastic waste. These moves come after report highlights the large amount of plastic waste generated by Vietnamese people. The country disposes about 2,500 tons of plastic waste a day, according ...

Thi Ha, Dat Nguyen

Việt Nam takes action to reduce plastic waste

Việt Nam is one of Asia’s five worst polluters of ocean plastic waste, according to international organisations. With 13 million tonnes of waste released to the ocean every year, the country ranks 17th in the world for ocean plastic waste pollution.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Workshop looks to build action plan on marine plastic waste management

The first international consultation workshop on building a national action plan on marine plastic debris management was jointly held in Hanoi on December 10, by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Canadian Embassy in Vietnam.At the event, experts from Canada, the Republic ...

Solid waste needs better treatment

The amount of solid waste in Việt Nam has kept surging with more complicated components as a result of increasing population and human activities, according to a report released. But treating the waste and reducing its harmful impacts on the environment still poses challenges to ...

VNS Reporter

VN commits to reduce ocean plastic waste

Protecting the marine environment and restoring the ecosystem has been identified as one of the major objectives for sustainable development in Việt Nam, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Trần Hồng Hà said.Keep reading   ...

VNS Reporter

HCM City begins to classify solid wastes at source

All households and commercial establishments in HCM City have to segregate their solid waste at source into organic and other wastes from Saturday. The rubbish has in fact to be classified into three types – organic, recyclable and other wastes.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

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

Vietnam seeks technologies to turn waste into resources

More than 77 percent of solid waste in Vietnam is buried, while 80 percent of landfills are unhygienic. The decomposition of waste generates carcinogens.Keep reading ...

Mai Lan

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