Vietnam hosts international conference on tackling plastic waste pollution in oceans

The Vietnam Administration of Sea and Islands, in coordination with the UN Environment Programme and the World Wide Fund for Nature, hosted an international conference in both online and in-person formats on solutions to handling plastic waste in East Asian seas from November 24-26.

Within the conference’s framework, Vietnam introduced a project to reduce marine plastic waste, which is being implemented in nine coastal localities with the aim to minimize marine pollution through the support in building guidance to implement prioritized policies related to plastic waste, among others.

During three days from November 24-26, the event included four plenary and 10 thematic discussions on measures to prevent the wasteful use of plastics and prevent the discharge of waste to the ocean.

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