Marine Debris & Plastic Pollution

In Vietnam, economic development, together with urbanization and lifestyle behavior change, have led to a plastic pollution crisis. In the last two decades, this country witnessed a surging increase in plastic use, which grew from 3.8 kg/capita in 1990 to 41 kg/capita in 2015 (MONRE, 2020), and then to 81 kg/capita in 2019 (IUCN-EA-QUANTIS, 2020). Approximately 72% of used plastic becomes waste (equivalent to 58 kg of waste/capita/year). According to the survey result of GreenHub (2021) in World Bank’s project in 10 coastal cities and provinces across Vietnam, 93,6% of waste leaking into the environment is plastic.

Confronting this national crisis, the Vietnam Government has determined to reverse the problem of plastic pollution in general and marine plastic litter in particular. Those determinations are most clearly expressed in the promulgation of the National Action Plan for Management of Marine Plastic Litter by 2030 and the principles, the legal frameworks in the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) mechanism for businesses in Vietnam. Contributing to plastic pollution and marine debris reduction, GreenHub implements campaigns for raising public awareness and strengthening local people’s capacities in plastic waste management, concomitant with researching, evaluating and quantifying marine waste, and plastic pollution, marine debris monitoring program and coastal clean-up campaigns.

26 November, 2019

CAT BA TRAVEL ENTERPRISES: SAY NO TO SINGLE- USE PLASTIC

According to GreenHub’s waste audit data from September 2018, single use- plastic products accounts for the majority waste of hotels and restaurants in Cat Ba town. […]
24 November, 2019

Launching Events: “Tackling Plastic waste Movement” in Ha Long – Collecting more than 500 plastic bottles

As a part of the “Plastic Action Network” (PAN) project funded by the global Coca-Cola Foundation, this morning (August 28th) in Ha Long, the launching event […]
11 November, 2019

VNZW – Strong Commitment to Environmental protection in Social-economic development in Phu Yen Province

On 8/11/2019, the Scientific conference on environmental protection orientation in the process of socio-economic development of Phu Yen Province was jointly organized by People’s Committee of Phu Yen province and the […]
11 November, 2019

Ethnic Minority Boarding School of Phu Yen: Waste area become Garden

In the Scientific seminar on the orientation to environmental protection in the socio-economic development process of Phu Yen, individuals and the Ethnic Minority Boarding School of […]
11 November, 2019

PAN/ Responsible Travel with Indochina Cruise

Since its foundation, Indochina Cruise, a cruise ship service provider in Ha Long Bay, has identified and developed a sustainable business associated with environmental protection and […]
25 October, 2019

Plastic Action Network – Are you ready to join us?

About Plastic Action Network (PAN network) The PAN network was officially established on 1st March, 2019 under PAN project (funded by Coca – Cola Foundation) with […]
17 October, 2019

VNZW – Phu Yen

Project Title: Building Vietnam’s Zero Waste Movement Through Coastal Strongholds Strategy 1: Establish zero waste models at coastal pilots and then adjacent cities Location: Phu Yen […]
17 October, 2019

Viet Nam Zero Waste

Project Title: Building Vietnam’s Zero Waste Movement Through Coastal Strongholds Strategy 1: Establish zero waste models at coastal pilots and then adjacent cities Location: Cat Ba […]