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.

24 September, 2019

Waste Audit in Phu Yen: From Meaningful Data to Practicing Zero-Waste

From 25/6/2019 to 14/9/2019, GreenHub have conducted two waste audit periods in order to obtain data and information regarding the current status of waste in Phu […]
23 September, 2019

GreenTalk Competition

Environmental protection is the responsibility of everyone. To raise awareness of how the public can get involved, focusing specifically on youth engagement, GreenHub is running a […]
18 September, 2019

Plastic Action Network Celebrates One Year of Impact

The Plastic Action Network celebrates one year of impact.
9 September, 2019

BIO- PRODUCTS FROM ORGANIC WASTE – AS PERCEIVED BY WOMEN AND ADOLESCENT IN PHU YEN PROVINCE

On 5th September 2019, with the support of the People’s Committee and the cooperation of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) of Phu Yen […]
24 July, 2019

Turning Trash to Treasure: Women Creating Change and Innovation

GreenHub has just completed its first year of the Plastic Action Network – tackling the urgent issue of plastic pollution in Vietnam at a grassroots level. […]
1 July, 2019
Plastic free July

Plastic Free July

Will you join us and take part in #plasticfreeJuly?
8 June, 2019

RECYCLE FESTIVAL 2019

With more than 1 month of preparation, 1 week of urgently collecting, and 2 days of hard working from 5am to 12pm, Ha Noi – Quang […]
4 May, 2019
2019 - International waste pollution survey

GLOBAL PLASTIC POLLUTION SURVEY 2019 – A MUST-TRY EXPERIENCE FOR YOU IN THIS SUMMER

? Register link: http://bit.ly/CSIRO2019 You don’t know what to do in this upcoming lengthy summer vacation for not wasting this invaluable time? You need to join an international […]