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Health ministry takes measures to curb plastic waste

Health ministry takes measures to curb plastic waste

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.

Environment awareness raised among youth

Environment awareness raised among youth

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.

Quang Nam launches campaign to clean up beaches, reduce plastic waste

Quang Nam launches campaign to clean up beaches, reduce plastic waste

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.

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.

Tourism sector deploys range of environmental protection activities

Tourism sector deploys range of environmental protection activities

VOV.VN - The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) has recently requested the departments of culture, sports and tourism nationwide to actively respond to the implementation of environmental protection activities and deal with plastic waste.

Binh Thuan aims to fight against plastic waste for tourism development

Binh Thuan aims to fight against plastic waste for tourism development

VOV.VN - The Binh Thuan Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, in collaboration with the province’s tourism association, co-hosted a talk on July 9 to focus on developing tourism whilst simultaneously boosting environmental protection through the fight against plastic waste.

Cham Islands acts to eliminate plastic waste

Cham Islands acts to eliminate plastic waste

The Cham Islands’ Marine Protected Area (MPA) management board, in cooperation with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), has launched a new garbage sorting programme as part of efforts to reduce plastic waste in Vietnam.

Rare sea turtle rescued in Ba Ria – Vung Tau

Rare sea turtle rescued in Ba Ria – Vung Tau

Forest rangers of the Con Dao National Park in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, on July 4, rescued a rare sea turtle trapped by plastic waste in the park’s conserved sea area.

Vietnam sets target of eradicating plastic waste

Vietnam sets target of eradicating plastic waste

VOV.VN - Vietnam discharges some 25 million tons of solid waste each year, of which plastic waste accounts for 2 million tons, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE).

International cooperation needed to protect environment

International cooperation needed to protect environment

International collaboration is essential to protect the environment, particularly when economic development, changes in structure of the society, air and plastic waste pollution are exerting pressure on Vietnam, an environmental official said.

Photo exhibition ‘Save our seas’: Only action brings changes!

Photo exhibition ‘Save our seas’: Only action brings changes!

VOV.VN - Vietnam is listed among the five worst polluters of ocean plastic waste, discharging between 280,000 and 730,000 tons of plastic waste every year into the ocean, according to the United Nations. Campaigns to reduce plastic waste are trending big at the moment.

Exhibition showcases urban pollution in Vietnam

Exhibition showcases urban pollution in Vietnam

Many photos featuring Vietnamese people living with polluted air have been put on display at an on-going photo exhibition on plastic waste in Ho Chi Minh City. Some photos of the exhibition: