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Vietnam supports global agreement on plastic pollution

A delegation of Vietnamese negotiators joined those from 176 countries worldwide at the fourth session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-4) on plastic waste in Ottawa, Canada, on April 23. This session is to work towards finalising an agreement on a global treaty to eliminate ...

Policies needed to encourage e-commerce to embrace circular economy

Vietnam needs to develop solutions to encourage fast-paced e-commerce to embrace circular economy and reduce the dumping of plastic wastes towards protecting the environment. A recent report on plastic wastes from e-commerce by Việt Nam E-Commerce Association pointed out that e-commerce is growing rapidly with an ...

How plastic waste management affects circular economy in Can Gio

Can Gio is the coastal district of HCMC, and its extensive mangrove forests and wetlands are considered the city’s “green lung.” It is unique in also being a UNESCO world biosphere reserve, but it faces mounting pressure from urban pollution, especially plastic waste from land-based, ...

Circular economy for plastics needs consensus of stakeholders: seminar

To promote the circular economy for plastics, it requires a consensus of all stakeholders, from plastic producers and plastic waste management companies to the community, heard a seminar in Hanoi on April 12.The participants looked into the current situation of plastic waste in Vietnam, and ...

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 ...

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