The Earth Hour 2020 will call for not only the efficient use of energy but also reduction of plastic use, according to the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to build public private collaboration towards circular economy in plastic waste management was signed in Hanoi on February 19.
A video-making contest named “I choose” is open for young people aged 12 – 18 to improve public awareness of the harmful effects of plastic waste to the environment.
The central city of Da Nang’s Environment and Urban Company (URENCO), in cooperation with EverGreen Labs Consultant and EverGreen Social ventures, will start a pilot project on plastic waste recycling in the city later this year.
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.
Vietnam will do its best to remove 75% of the plastic waste in the ocean by 2030, based on the initiatives outlined in a national action plan on the management of plastic waste in the ocean, issued by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
Vietnam has been listed as one of the top five plastic polluters in the world, so eco-friendly technical solutions and the use of bio-degradable plastic products need urgent promotion, participants at a workshop heard on November 29 in Hanoi.
Hanoi should emulate anti-plastic actions in other cities, like stopping use of bottled water and making packaging firms pay for collection and recycling.
VOV.VN - Quang Ninh welcomes more than 10 million tourists each year. An increase in tourists has led an increase in waste, especially plastic waste.
The owners of 44 hotels, homestays, villas and restaurants as well as travel agencies in the central province of Quảng Nam have agreed to take action to reduce the plastic waste their businesses release into the environment.
VOV.VN -Hoang Hanh, a native of Nghe An province, is set to represent Vietnam during the Miss Earth 2019 beauty pageant, according to the competition’s official fan page.
VOV.VN - Alongside residents of the northern port city of Hai Phong, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Vo Tuan Nhan joined a clean-up of Do Son beach on September 12, calling on organisations, businesses, and people to work together towards a cleaner world.
A conference on sustainable tourism development of the central province of Quang Nam, themed “Zero plastic waste tourism”, took place in the locality on September 9.
The Meet Vietnam Association, the Loyola University Chicago and the International Geographical Union held an international symposium in the central province of Binh Dinh on August 19 on reducing ocean plastic waste: education model for educationalists.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) co-organised a national teleconference in Hanoi on August 16 on the deployment of measures to minimise the use of plastic waste in the health sector.
A campaign to reduce plastic waste was launched in Huu Lung district, the northern mountainous province of Lang Son, on August 14 to raise awareness among youngsters about the damaging impact of the rubbish.
VOV.VN - Youth union members in the central province of Quang Nam in colloboration with the youth union of the Ministry of Public Security launched a campaign on August 14 to clean up beaches and say ‘no’ to plastic waste on the island commune of Tam Hai in Nui Thanh district.
The path to Minh Khai Village is typical of the countryside in Vietnam. Green trees and rice fields run alongside.
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.
Bio-technology is increasingly used in agriculture, medicine, environment, and food, including Vietnam, according to Dr Dang Thanh Dung of the Ho Chi Minh City Open University’s bio-technology faculty.