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.

18 April, 2022

Workshop to exchange experiences on environmental protection, solutions to mobilize resources for environmental protection in the locality

On April 15, the delegation from Da Nang included leaders of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Department of […]
4 April, 2022

“Building Green schools – For a Green Hanoi” 2021 Program

On March 31 2022 afternoon, Hoan Kiem District People’s Committee held a conference to summarize “Building green schools – For a green Hanoi” 2021 Program. After […]
29 March, 2022

Launching “Bac Tu Liem women join hands to prevent plastic waste” contest and training on plastic waste treatment in Bac Tu Liem District

On March 28 morning, the Centre for Supporting Green Development (GreenHub), in collaboration with the Women’s Union of Bac Tu Liem District, organized a training session […]
10 March, 2022

Event “Handover ceremony of green houses & waste bins made from recycled plastics to Hoi An City”

On March 10, 2022, at Hoi An’s Central Committee of Vietnamese Fatherland Front, the Hoi An City People’s Committee, Hoi An Women’s Union, with the support […]
4 March, 2022

Webinar “Single-use plastic and its impacts on health”

On the morning of March 2, the webinar “Single-use plastic and its impacts on health” was successfully held via the online platform Zoom and attracted a […]
2 March, 2022

Kitchen God Day 2022 – Act For Change

Once again, we made a difference! Let’s look at the impressive figures of the Kitchen God Day event (Ong Cong Ong Tao) 2022. With the enthusiastic […]
9 November, 2021

Workshop consultation strategy for development of Plastic and Health Partnership network.

The workshop “Consultation to develop a plan for the growth of the Plastic and Health Action Network,” which took place on November 8, was held in […]
6 November, 2021

The journey of Plastic Talk – When Plastic speaks up 2021

This morning, November 6, 2021, the awarding ceremony of the contest “Plastic Talk” was officially organized by the Vietnam Foundation for Centre for Supporting Green Development […]