Waste Management

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.

8 February, 2021

Open the brand waste

If every time we litter, we laugh and say it’s just a bag, or a package of chips thrown away after using. Imagine everyone says and […]
4 February, 2021

Plastic bags account for more than 1/3 plastic waste in Vietnam

Did you know that plastic and plastic waste are threatening our lives and many other organisms under the name “white pollution”? Do you think you’re out […]
3 February, 2021

See what Vietnamese waste has?

Most of the waste in Vietnam (75.5%) does not need to be treated by landfill but can be either composted or recycled. This proves that the […]
3 February, 2021

Meaning is not just on paper

“Một tay làm chẳng nên non Nhiều bên hợp lại lan tỏa sống xanh” The Vietnam Zero Waste Alliance and its members and partners for the […]
1 February, 2021

Plastic Waste Projects

6 January, 2021

Waste reduction – work needs share and guide

According to calculations based on the results of waste audit at hotels in Phu Yen province conducted by GreenHub in 2020. After the first 9 months […]
6 January, 2021

Environmental education for teachers: practical knowledge of plastic waste

On December 15, GreenHub, cooperating with WWF, successfully organized a TOT (Training of Trainers) conference on practical knowledge about plastic waste in Tuy Hoa city, Phu […]
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? […]