Environment ministry seeks to complete regulations on solid waste management

The Việt Nam Environment Administration will be in charge of completing regulations on solid waste management in the amended Law on Environmental Protection, which will treat plastic waste as a natural resource, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has said.

Under the national action plan for marine plastic waste management, the ministry’s agencies, units, civil servants, officials and employees will participate in recycling, treating and curbing plastic waste use.

The plan focuses on four targets, including completing policies and legislation on plastic waste management; formulating, implementing and reviewing strategies, projects and some specific tasks; strengthening international co-operation on scientific research, technology application in plastic waste treatment; and raising awareness and changing behaviour towards plastic use.

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