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Green consumption campaign introduces new initiatives

Green consumption campaign introduces new initiatives

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.

Ban on single-use plastic bags

Ban on single-use plastic bags

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.

Action plan for marine debris reduction to be built

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.

Hanoi says no to plastic bags, disposable plastic products

Hanoi says no to plastic bags, disposable plastic products

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.

Central Vietnam’s plastic-free islands

Central Vietnam’s plastic-free islands

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.

Environmental tax hikes planned for HCFC, plastic bags

Environmental tax hikes planned for HCFC, plastic bags

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.

Environmentally friendly products a hard sell in Vietnam

Environmentally friendly products a hard sell in Vietnam

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.

Ministry lowers polypropylene tax 2% in March

Ministry lowers polypropylene tax 2% in March

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%.

Hanoi cuts down on plastic bags

Hanoi cuts down on plastic bags

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.