The information was released at a press conference held on May 31 by Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon) newspaper, the municipal Department of Natural Resources and Environment and Saigon Co.op retailer.
Standout projects include “Green street” helping communities form the habit of living in harmony with the environment and “Green brands for community” promoting the identification of environmentally-friendly products.
General Director of Saigon Co.op Nguyen Thanh Nhan said that 4,000 free green coupons will be offered to raise public awareness of green products on sale at Co.opmart supermarkets.
In addition, green coupons will be given to consumers who spend more than VND200,000 (US$8.8) at Co.opmart supermarket, Nhan stated, highlighting that green products will be sold at special discounts at the supermarket chain.
Co.opmart supermarkets also advocate the use of environmentally friendly bags instead of those made from plastics, he added.
Phung Ai Van, a representative of the organising board, said that the campaign has promoted community’s roles in changing consumers’ habit towards improving their own living environment’s quality.
Besides, practical activities in the campaign will encourage businesses to obey environmental protection law, improve environment’s quality and pursue sustainable development goals.