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Vietnam among 20 countries with largest plastic waste discharge

Vietnam discharges about 1.8 million tons of plastic waste each year. It is one of 20 countries with the largest amount of plastic waste in the world.  The current plastic waste pollution in the country is very serious, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources ...

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Marine plastic waste an urgent issue in coastal Vietnam

Vietnam needs to carry out practical measures to manage and reduce marine plastic waste to ensure sustainable development of the fishery industry, according to experts at a workshop held in Hanoi on Wednesday.The workshop was held by the Vietnam’s Institute of Fisheries Economics and Planning and ...

Việt Nam pilots initiatives to reduce plastic waste and marine litter

On Friday (9/4) delegates presented work between the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), the Delegation of the European Union to Việt Nam and Expertise France on policy development as well as recommendations for four pilot projects in HCM City, Hà Nội and Phú ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

For a non-plastic waste marine environment

Marine pollution in Vietnam due to plastic waste continues to increase, having significantly affected the ecosystem, organisms and people’s health over recent years.Waste from land and marine-based sources; the capacity to manage it, collection and treatment of waste; public awareness about protecting the marine environment ...

Innovation Challenge launched to tackle plastic pollution in ASEAN

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), together with the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), on June 24 launched an ASEAN-wide innovation challenge to deal with plastic waste in Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay and Thailand’s Koh Samui (Samui Island) in 2020, followed by Indonesia and ...

National action plan on sustainable production, consumption issued

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has signed a decision approving the national action plan on sustainable production and consumption for 2021-2030. In the period from 2021-2025, the plan sets the goal of reducing fuel and material use of production industries such as textile-garment, steel, plastic, ...

Youth and Innovation for Ocean initiative launched

UNESCO has launched the “Youth and Innovation for Ocean” initiative to promote the role of young people and young scientists in putting forward innovative and practical solutions to reducing, reusing, recycling, and managing plastic waste in coastal regions of Vietnam.The initiative is under a partnership ...

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