Local Solutions for Plastic Pollution – USAID

Project Title:
Local Solutions for Plastic Pollution (LSPP project)
4 cities: Hanoi, Ha Long (Quang Ninh), Da Nang and Hoi An (Quang Nam)
3 years (1st August 2020 – July 31st 2023)
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Project implementers:
Centre for Supporting Green Development (GreenHub - Coordinator)
Institute Of Strategy And Policy On Natural Resources And Environment (ISPONRE)
Hanoi University of Public Health - VietNam One Health University Network (HUPH-VOHUN)
Global Integrated Management System Company Limited (GIMASYS)

Vietnam is listed as 1 of the top 5 plastic waste polluters of the world’s oceans, discharging 0.28 – 0.73 million tons annually. Nationally, plastics pollution is increasingly receiving policy attention, but local knowledge access, collaboration and capacity for behavior change are weak. Moreover, there is no central initiative or internet-based platform on plastics pollution in Vietnam for actors to interact and network, nor mobile solutions (mHealth) to deliver environmental health education, reliable plastic waste community information, and support collective action to prioritize action, create online groups, or share community solutions. The ‘Local Solutions for Plastic Pollution’ (LSPP) project is funded by USAID under the program of Local Works for Environmental Health which will be implemented by GreenHub and 03 sub-awardees (ISPONRE, HUPH-VOHUN, GIMASYS) from August 2020 to July 2023.

The goal of this project is to reduce plastics pollution by building collective action from the ground up by strengthening and uniting networks, communities and individuals through: 1) environmental health literacy, 2) locally-determined and data-driven solutions for advocacy, 3) policy advocacy, 4) business innovation, 5) combining traditional media and emerging communications technologies

This project aims to achieve this goal through the following Objectives:
Objective 1: Increased capacity of local actors to collectively engage and network with constituents, stakeholders, government, and resource partners addressing plastic pollution related to health
Objective 2: Increased local capacity to produce, access, and use data to monitor, analyze, publicize and advocate policy solutions for locally-determined plastics related environmental health problems

25 June, 2022

How did LSPP project and the children at the Dinh Quan Pagoda’s retreat learn about plastic?

Children are the pillars that create the future of the country. Therefore, helping children learn about plastics and use them properly is also how we prepare […]
16 June, 2022

Closing the first phase of the contest “Bac Tu Liem women join hands to reduce plastic waste”

On the morning of June 16, the award ceremony, preliminary ceremony of the contest “Bac Tu Liem women join hands to reduce plastic waste” phase 1 […]
10 June, 2022

Call for Co-organizer of the Plastic Reduction Initiative contest

Detailed information: https://bit.ly/Call-for-Applications Deadline: 17/06/2022 From 06 – 08/2022, within the framework of the “Local Solutions for Plastic Pollution” (LSPP) project, the Plastic Reduction Initiative contest […]
7 June, 2022

A sustainable journey without plastic waste at Cham Islands

On June 6, Hoi An City Women’s Union, in collaboration with the Centre for Supporting Green Development (GreenHub), organized a program to launch the “Say no […]
6 June, 2022

New step in reducing plastic waste in schools in Da Nang

On the morning of June 6, the People’s Committee of Cam Le District (Da Nang City), in collaboration with the Centre for Supporting Green Development (GreenHub) […]
24 May, 2022

E-motion – Miniseries Tach Nhua – Ep 5 – Students’ minimalist lifestyle (Part 3): Simplify the refrigerator

Refrigerator – your family’s “stomach” is having to hold too much food and leftovers every day. This not only affects the preservation of food quality but […]
17 May, 2022

E-motion – Miniseries Tach Nhua – EP 4 – Students’ minimalist lifestyle (Part 2): Tips to decorate minimalist rooms

Continuing the 3 podcast episodes with interesting topics, let’s “uncover” the story of the two students’ economical and minimalist room decoration in episode 04. Surely this […]
17 May, 2022

Sharing of Women’s Union in Bac Tu Liem district after the training

Recently, the Women’s Union of Bac Tu Liem district conducted a training to improve knowledge on garbage collection, classification, and treatment of organic waste in some […]