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Zero waste systems could create more than 18,000 jobs in HCM City

Ho Chi Minh City could create more than 18,000 new jobs if the city were to recover 80 percent of recyclable and organic material in its waste stream, a new study has revealed.The Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) said its new study shows that ...

Construction waste should be recycled: experts

As Việt Nam is undergoing infrastructure development which brings mounting waste, recycling construction waste is necessary because it will not only take advantage of the resource but also protect the environment, experts have said.A National Strategy for Integrated Management of Solid Waste has been introduced by ...

Vietnam’s solid waste up 46 pct in decade: report

The amount of domestic solid waste in Vietnam has increased by 46 percent from 2010 to 2019, according to a recent national report on solid waste management. Several challenges remain in the management of domestic solid waste, including a lack of waste sorting facilities and insufficient ...

Phan Anh

UNDP helps Đà Nẵng build circular economy hub

The Đà Nẵng Business Incubator (DNES), in co-operation with the Accelerator Lab (AccLab) in Việt Nam, which is also part of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) global network of 90 AccLabs, has launched the Đà Nẵng Circular Economy Hub and Boot Camp to support innovative projects in ...

Environmental protection must be at the core of socio-economic development targets

Predictions on the intensity and impacts of environmental issues on various aspects of the socio-economy must be highlighted in the draft documents submitted to the 13th Party Congress, says deputy head of the Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA) Nguyễn Hưng Thịnh.Among socio-economic targets in the 2021-25 ...

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 ...

Revised environmental protection highlights recycling: NA

The principle of “considering waste as a resource” mentioned in the environmental protection bill introduced in the National Assembly’s meeting in April has been clarified, emphasising recycling and reusing.According to the bill, if households and individuals classify waste at source, they would not have to ...

Solving the ‘waste crisis’ in Hanoi with waste-to-electricity plants

Waste-to-electricity is believed to be the best solution to the waste crisis in Hanoi, but one waste-to-electricity plant will not be enough.Dr. Edward McBean from Guelph University in Canada said it is not difficult to import European technologies to use at Asian waste treatment plans. ...

Thanh Lich

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 ...

Thanh Lich

Action plan for marine debris reduction to be built

The Government has assigned the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Vietnam Administration of Sea and Islands to design a national action plan on reducing marine debris towards 2030. The draft plan of actions sets seven major tasks, including strengthening communications to enhance public ...

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