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.

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 […]
28 December, 2018

GreenHub/GreenBays Project: Piloting environmental friendly solutions for floating materials in aquaculture

In recent coastal waste surveys conducted by the Ha Long – Cat Ba Alliance, the main types of waste include polystyrenes from marine aquaculture areas and […]
14 November, 2018

Clean Air, Green Cities – USAID

Project Title: Clean Air Green Cities Location: Ba Dinh district and Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi, Vietnam Period: 12 months (11/2017-11/2018) Air pollution has become a concern […]
14 November, 2018

PAN Coca-Cola Foundation

Project Title: Building a “Plastic Action Network” and Linkages with Government, local businesses, Youth and Women to Reduce-Reuse-Recycle (3Rs) Plastic Waste in Vietnam (PAN project) Location: Ha […]
14 November, 2018

GreenBays – USAID

Project Title: Moving Toward Model Cities for Waste Management in Coastal Northeast Vietnam Location: Ha Long Bay, Ha Long city – Quang Ninh Province, Cat Ba […]
13 November, 2018

CSIRO Research

Project Title: Global plastic pollution survey in Vietnam 2018-2019 Location:  Coastal Areas in Vietnam Period:  24 months (2017 – 2019) Marine debris especially is plastic pollution has […]
9 November, 2018

EPLC

Title: Engaging stakeholders in coastal clean ups campaign for sustainable marine ecosystem in Ha Long city (Quang Ninh province, Vietnam). Location: Ha Long Bay, Ha Long […]
29 October, 2018

GreenHub/GreenBays Project: Composting Organic Waste – An useful solution to Reduce and Recycle waste for households in Ha Long City

From household waste audit activities, in Ha Long city, the amount of organic waste collected accounts for a large proportion (over 50%) of the average amount […]