Experts gathered at a seminar held by the Vietnam Association for Community Health Education (VACHE) in Hanoi on October 22 to discuss measures to promote public awareness on plastic waste.
Nguyen An Thai from the Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute said that there have been significant improvements in the search for plastic alternatives. However, to completely replace plastic from life is hard because of the high costs and replacement materials only meeting minimal demands for plastic nowadays.
Experts presented research and applications to increase the plastic life cycle, as well as initiatives to collect, recycle and reuse plastic waste. They also proposed the development of preferential policies for enterprises in recycling plastic materials and limiting harm to the environment.