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.

10 December, 2020

LOOKING BACK AT “GREEN SCHOOL – GREEN SEA” – MORE THAN A CONTEST

The competition “Green School – Blue Sea” with a large scale, focusing on all high schools in Phu Yen province has officially closed and achieved extremely […]
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 lives of Black soldier Fly

“You are men, why are you carrying waste?” – those are what the women at the market said to Danh and Huy- the two youths who love the environment and desire to […]
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 […]
12 August, 2020

Phu Yen Ethnic Minority Boarding School- Where Sandy becomes Green

Green sprouts do not appear on their own and do not go away on their own. It just moves from place to place. Keeping that mindset […]
8 July, 2020

Consulting on Domestic waste Treatment Scenario in Phu Yen Province.

In the middle of June 2020, GreenHub has synthesized and shared lessons learned from waste treatment models in Ha Long, Hoi An, Quy Nhon, etc. at the Conference about Orientations to reduce […]
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 […]