More than 3,800 plastic waste containers have piled up for more than 90 days at Vietnam’s three major ports of Hai Phong, Vung Tau and HCM City’s Cat Lai, according to the latest report by the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
Authorities in Hoi An are seeking measures to deal with the rising amount of waste.
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 - Residents in Hanoi’s Chuong My suburban district have begun to get their lives back to normal after nearly half a month of living with floodwaters but they still have to cope with the rubbish left behind and there is a shortage of potable water.
VOV.VN- Whenever summer comes, young people in the Mekong Delta join other youth nationwide in volunteer activities in remote, border, and coastal areas
VOV.VN - Around 600 locals and delegates at the 6th Global Environment Facility (GEF) Assembly worked together to clean up rubbish from beaches in the central coastal city of Da Nang on June 26.
Over 100 volunteers have joined hands to collect rubbish along beaches in Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO Heritage Site in the northern Vietnamese province of Quang Ninh, as part of a program to turn the bay into a green and garbage-free tourist destination.
“Streets without rubbish” is an initiative to encourage Ho Chi Minh City’s residential areas to protect the urban environment. After a few years, the project has proved effective.
The environment agency in the central coastal province of Quang Nam has to date collected nine tonnes of rubbish, covered with crude and clotted oil, along the coastline in Nui Thanh district.
Ho Chi Minh City will need about 7,000 workers to remove rubbish during the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday.
The source of the unpleasant odor wafting through the southern end of Ho Chi Minh City has been confirmed to originate from rubbish buried at a major waste treatment zone.
About VND3 billion (US$134,490) is needed for treating rubbish in Ho Chi Minh City on a daily basis, creating heavy burden on the city’s coffers.
At 3am every day, hundreds of people gather at Nam Son landfill in Soc Son district, Hanoi to search for scrap and other items that can be sold.
The image of local government workers cycling around Hoan Kiem Lake to collect rubbish has become more familiar to Hanoians.
Not only big cities like Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, but also smaller cities such as Haiphong, Hai Duong, Danang, Can Tho, and Vinh Long are having more floods whenever it rains.
Scientist Huynh Van Hoa cannot stop talking about the machine that he and two colleagues have made that uses rubbish to generate electricity and make biochar, a form of charcoal used in agriculture.
Every day, dozens of trucks carrying garbage arrive at Hiep Thinh waste dump in District 12 to dispose of waste collected from across Ho Chi Minh City and leave behind a mountain of rubbish.
More than 1,000 members of the Hanoi Youth Union are joining in activities to protect the environment.