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.

22 October, 2021

Announcing 11 Platic Talk Winner products

Prizes up to 42,000,000 VND After a tough time to score, based on criteria such as creativity, product content, a form of expression, message, communication effectiveness […]
21 October, 2021

Results of the Tiktok competition “Children and teenagers take actions together for a green planet”

Tadaaaa! The results of the Tiktok contest are here! Are you excited? After more than 3 weeks since its inception, the contest has attracted more than […]
16 October, 2021

Announcing “Plastic-19 Lockdown Challenge”

Vbiz Stars join hands for the Future Are you ready to join us? Participating 19 days challenge here: https://plastic19challenge.com/ The plastic has no fault, but by […]
14 October, 2021

Waste monitoring in Hai Chau & Cam Le districts – Da Nang city

Since the beginning of October, the Center for Supporting Green Development (GreenHub), in collaboration with the Building Up Sustainability Center (BUS), has carried out a survey […]
4 October, 2021

Hoan Kiem teenagers reduce plastic waste for a green planet – “Small action, big change” – Looking for a talented green lifestyle Tik Tok-er.

Participate and place your submission here: https://tinyurl.com/ezmf6aw2  Are you a young person who has passions for Tik Tok and currently living, studying & working in the […]
30 September, 2021

Launching and Signing ceremony “Planning framework of business on plastic waste reduction towards Hoi An – a Green Destination (2021-2023) & Workshop on Circular economy for plastic waste reduction towards Hoi An – a Green Destination and post Covid-19 revival.

Quang Nam, September 30th 2021, The People’s Committee of Hoi An City and Quang Nam Tourism Association have signed and announced the “Planning Framework of Business […]
29 September, 2021

Workshop on Monitoring Oceans Waste applying Citizen Science

The workshop “Sharing Surveying Methods, Monitoring Plastic Waste Applying Citizen Science” was held on September 29, 2021, to connect parties that share interests in Garbage Monitoring, […]
23 August, 2021

Officially cooperated with VSF in the program “We Connect for Green”

On July 6, Green Development Support Center (GreenHub) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the program “We Connect For Green” with the following activities: co-organizing a […]