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.

5 January, 2021

Floating Yard In Ha Long Bay – Don’t Let The Trash Escape

Have you ever had a chance to immerse yourself in the majestic nature of Ha Long Bay, and then suddenly seen debris floating on the water? […]
16 November, 2020

Explore the space for sustainable consumption at the Autumn Market: Connecting Indigenous Products 2020.

FREE ENTRY Time: 9am – 9pm Saturday, 28/11/2020 & 9am – 2pm on Sunday, 29/11/2020Location: Pho Truc Commercial Area, Ecopark Urban Area Autumn Market: Connecting Indigenous […]
9 October, 2020

Launching “Green School, Blue Ocean” Contest

Become an “inspirational person” with GreenHub with just one story?  You don’t have to do something big or bring in supernatural powers to change the world, maybe with […]
10 September, 2020

Local Solutions for Plastic Pollution – USAID

Project Title: Local Solutions for Plastic Pollution (LSPP project) Location: 4 cities: Hanoi, Ha Long (Quang Ninh), Da Nang and Hoi An (Quang Nam) Period: 3 […]
24 August, 2020

Continue the Story of Black Soldier Fly

“You are men, why are you picking-up waste?” – It is what women at the market said to Danh and Huy- the two youths who love the environment and desire to collect […]
26 April, 2020

Vietnam Zero Waste – Waste as Resource – Part 2

For the purpose of assessing the difference in the situation of restaurant and hotel waste in Tuy Hoa city (a tourist destination) in the winter and the off-tourist season, GreenHub conducted […]
26 April, 2020

Vietnam Zero Waste – Waste as Resources – Part 2

For the purpose of assessing the difference in the situation of restaurant and hotel waste in Tuy Hoa city (a tourist destination) in the winter and the off-tourist season, GreenHub conducted […]
23 April, 2020

Vietnam Zero Waste – Waste as Resource – Part 1

In 2019, GreenHub conducted 2 waste audits to collect data and information on the current status of waste in Phu Yen at 56 households (corresponding to 205 people), 3 medium and […]