Marine Debris & Plastic Pollution

Vietnam has a growing waste management crisis. Rapid economic growth, urbanisation and changed lifestyles have increased solid waste, with an estimated 15% in urban and 45-60% in rural areas not collected, and only 10% recovered for recycling or reuse. Domestic solid waste generated nationwide averages 61,000 Tons/day (22.3 MTons/year) with 71% dumped in landfills. Further, total waste is expected to increase by 100% in less than 15 years. This leakage into the environment, especially plastics are major pollutants on land, water and air affecting human health and causing ecological damage. At the same time, sustainable development opportunities exist. Studies indicate that achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 12.4 (responsible chemical and waste management) is a low-risk strategy for achieving national progress on many of the SDGs.

With mounting global pressure and increased public interest, progress against plastic waste gained momentum in Vietnam with important results. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc made a landmark announcement, banning single-use plastic products by 2025, and other initiatives including a review of plastic waste policies. He welcomed the establishment of a coalition of businesses to resolve the plastic waste challenge. Announcements also indicated Vietnam will end plastic scrap imports from 2025. GreenHub leveraged this momentum by leading new waste assessments in communities, business, education and tourism enterprises, strengthening waste networks and advocacy.

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 […]
25 October, 2021

Chewing Gum and what you did not know

Chewing gum is very familiar to each of us, especially for students, students, and most recently, those who use it to better their teeth or reduce […]
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 […]