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Hà Nội struggles to deal with plastic waste

Plastic waste can take up to hundreds of years to decompose, creating an increasing burden on landfills, particularly when the sites run out of space to bury garbage.For Nam Sơn landfill, among measures to address environmental pollution at the landfill and surrounding residential areas, the ...

Hanoi faces a ‘waste crisis’

Landfills in Hanoi have become overloaded as progress on waste treatment projects continues slowly.In order to treat the increasingly high volume of domestic waste, Hanoi has put some waste treatment plants into operation, including Nedo incineration plant (75 tons a day), belonging to Nam Son ...

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No appropriate solutions implemented to improve pollution: MONRE

An increase in the number of industrial zones has been polluting Việt Nam’s environment, and there are no appropriate solutions in place, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) warned in its draft 2019 report on environment protection released on Tuesday (05/05). Climate change is ...

Major cities grapple with garbage problem

Vietnam uses landfills but its cities are running out of space and people are unhappy with their pollution threat and, especially, odor. Urban areas around Vietnam, home to a third of its population, discard 38,000 tons of domestic waste every day, more than half of the country’s total.Keep ...

Communication training course on clean air protection

The Live and Learn centre and the German Development Cooperation Organisation (GIZ) jointly opened a training course in Hanoi on July 4 for reporters and communication officers to increase public awareness of clean air protection.The two-day course provides information about the cause and impacts of ...

Residents demand compensation over pollution

About 120 households, representing residents in Nam Sơn, Bắc Sơn and Hồng Kỳ communes of Sóc Sơn District, on Wednesday had a dialogue with concerned organisations about the pollution caused by the Nam Sơn dumping ground.Speaking at the dialogue, residents urged district and municipal authorities ...

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