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First waste-to-energy plant debuted in Thừa Thiên Huế

The central province has put into operation the first advanced technology waste-to-energy plant in Hương Thủy Town as part of the sustainability plan to build a ‘green’ urban area in central Việt Nam.The Phú Sơn waste treatment plant, invested by EB environment energy company from ...

Modern waste treatment plants: Crucial and urgent

Over 90 percent of waste recycling facilities lack specialized environmental personnel, wastewater treatment systems, and air pollution control systems.At present, the three types of waste that are most commonly recycled are paper, metal, and plastic. Given this scenario, numerous environmental experts contend that to efficiently ...

Urgent measures to avert "waste crisis": Overloading across the board

Recently, many localities have faced problems involving waste treatment facilities emitting unpleasant odors, excessive waste overflow, and leachate leakage, causing adverse effects on residents’ lives.Despite the endeavors undertaken by these localities to address the situation, the core issue remains unresolved. It is not only in ...

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Waste-to-energy projects help curb greenhouse gas emissions

Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Department of Industry and Trade and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) jointly organised a conference on technology and finance for waste-to-energy projects on April 11.Le Van Tam, Deputy Director of the Vietnam ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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