The 11th edition of a campaign on green consumption will take place from June 6 to 30, an event held by the Sai Gon Giai phong (Liberated Saigon) newspaper and Saigon Co.op group on June 3 heard.
The Cabinet on November 12, 2019 approved the campaign for a ban on single-use plastic bags in supermarkets, convenience stores, and shopping malls, starting from January 1, 2020 onwards.
All supermarkets, shopping malls, convenience stories and bookstores in Saigon are to replace plastic bags with environmentally friendly options by 2020.
The tourism sector of the central province of Thua Thien-Hue has carried out various measures to bolster sustainable and eco-friendly tourism.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has issued a document on protecting the environment and limiting the use of plastic bags, straws and cups.
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.
Enterprises in Hanoi have implemented many concrete and practical action programmes to prevent the use of plastic bags and disposable plastic products in response to the city’s joint efforts to fight plastic waste in industrial production and consumer distribution.
The Ho Chi Minh City administration has asked government employees to limit the use of bottled water, plastic bags and straws in the workplace.
Government workers in Thua Thien-Hue Province have been told not to use plastic water bottles or plastic bags at the workplace.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has praised several supermarkets for using natural alternatives in wrapping goods, saying it contributes to raising public awareness of protecting the environment for the community’s benefits.
Ho Chi Minh City targets reducing the volume of plastic bags used at supermarkets and business centres by 65 percent, and at traditional markets by 50 percent compared with 2010.
Cu Lao Cham, or the Cham Islands, a small archipelago off the coast of the central Vietnamese province of Quang Nam has spent the last ten years eliminating the use of plastic bags and most single-use plastic.
Around one thousand plastic bottles have been turned into colourful toys and useful teaching tools under a social project recently initiated by Vietnamese architect students.
When a bill on amendments and supplements to the Law on Environmental Protection Tax is approved by the National Assembly, environmental protection taxes on HCFC (hydro-choloro-flouro-carbon) solution and plastic bags might be raised because thesr products have critical impacts on the enviroment.
Cardboard, food waste, plastic bags and bottles littered the city center on the first day of 2017.
A well-known natural landscape in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue has become inundated with trash, threatening the local environment.
Many environmentally friendly products such as biodegradable packages and non-baked bricks have been in the market for years, but the enterprises that produce these products are having a hard time developing them.
Vietnamese plastic firms that import polypropylene as production material can reduce their production costs as the finance ministry has reduced the tax on polypropylene by 2%.
Retailers and residents in Hanoi are ditching plastic in favour of eco-friendly bags, according to the city's Department of Natural Resources and the Environment.
(VOV) -The number of plastic bags consumed in Vietnam will decrease by 65 percent as of 2020, compared to the previous decade.