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.

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 […]
23 April, 2020

Vietnam Zero Waste – Waste as Resources – 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 […]
22 March, 2020

Earning money from trash- story 3: Person who turns trash into green

After immersing myself in the eco-friendly products of the Ha Long Women’s Union, I wonder where did these all begin? Who made the ideas impossible? What […]
27 February, 2020

Earning money from trash – Story 2: The story of PET packing straps

GreenHub has been working with the Women’s Union in Ha Long City to introduce innovative ways to reduce plastic waste and provide new livelihoods for local […]
23 February, 2020

Earning money from trash- Story 1: New life of pano advertising

”The revolution” of reuse I myself conduct a spirit of protecting the environment regularly and soon recognized that there are various tips provided without practicability. Therefore, […]
14 January, 2020

How Do Young Citizens Perform Environmental Activities?

In Phu Yen province, there are lush green gardens growing on the campus that are planted with the hands of the teachers and students of the […]
6 January, 2020

Educating Children Today to Create Tomorrow’s Environmental Citizens

Vietnam is one of the countries likely to be most affected by climate change, one of ten countries that has the worst air quality, and amongst […]
21 December, 2019

Applied line-x painted buoys and biological products to GreenBays in Vietnam?

GreenHub has cooperated with the International Collaborating Centre for Agricultural and Fisheries Sustainability (ICAFIS) in our GreenBays project (sponsored by The United States Agency for International Development – […]