Pollution and waste

Solid waste

Sorting garbage is key to treatment

The fact that waste is not classified at source was the biggest challenge to treating it in Việt Nam, experts said.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Vietnam wants to turn waste into alternative fuel for cement production

Up to 80 percent of the 15 million tons of domestic garbage from urban and rural areas every year is treated at landfills, while only 20 percent is incinerated or recycled.The PM last May approved the national strategy on solid waste management until 2025, emphasizing ...

Chi Mai

Vietnam takes measures to treat increase in domestic waste

As domestic solid waste has long been piling up and become an acute issue in Vietnam for a long time, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) is developing a project to improve waste treatment and management in both rural and urban areas.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

Vietnam plastic waste among highest in world

Plastic waste accounts for 50-80 percent of ocean waste, and more than 80 percent of plastics waste originates from the mainland, while the rest is discharged directly in the sea.Keep reading ...

Thanh Lich

HCMC to reduce waste burial

HCMC will reduce waste burial to below 50% by 2020 by switching to new waste treatment technologies, according to the city’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment.Keep reading ...

The Saigon Times Reporter

Mobile app introduced instructing solid waste classification at home

A mobile application was launched by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources of Ho Chi Minh City on June 21 to teach people how to classify solid waste at home. 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

Embassies, int’l organisations join in preventing plastic pollution in VN

Twenty-two embassies and international organisations in Vietnam will sign a code of conduct on plastic pollution prevention on June 4 to mark World Environment Day (June 5), according to the Canadian Embassy in Vietnam. Keep reading ...

VietnamNet Reporter

HCM City achieves four goals in pollution reduction

HCM City was able to reach four of its 16 goals in pollution reduction as part of its 2016-2020 programme to reduce pollution, according to city authorities speaking at a conference held on Friday in the city.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

National strategy on solid waste management revised

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has signed a decision approving revisions to the national strategy on solid waste management to 2025 with a vision to 2050. The revised strategy sets the goal to collect, transport and treat 100 percent of harmful solid waste generated ...

VNA Reporter

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