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.

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 – […]
26 November, 2019

CAT BA TRAVEL ENTERPRISES: SAY NO TO SINGLE- USE PLASTIC

According to GreenHub’s waste audit data from September 2018, single use- plastic products accounts for the majority waste of hotels and restaurants in Cat Ba town. […]
24 November, 2019

Launching Events: “Tackling Plastic waste Movement” in Ha Long – Collecting more than 500 plastic bottles

As a part of the “Plastic Action Network” (PAN) project funded by the global Coca-Cola Foundation, this morning (August 28th) in Ha Long, the launching event […]
11 November, 2019

VNZW – Strong Commitment to Environmental protection in Social-economic development in Phu Yen Province

On 8/11/2019, the Scientific conference on environmental protection orientation in the process of socio-economic development of Phu Yen Province was jointly organized by People’s Committee of Phu Yen province and the […]
11 November, 2019

Ethnic Minority Boarding School of Phu Yen: Waste area become Garden

In the Scientific seminar on the orientation to environmental protection in the socio-economic development process of Phu Yen, individuals and the Ethnic Minority Boarding School of […]
11 November, 2019

PAN/ Responsible Travel with Indochina Cruise

Since its foundation, Indochina Cruise, a cruise ship service provider in Ha Long Bay, has identified and developed a sustainable business associated with environmental protection and […]
25 October, 2019

Plastic Action Network – Are you ready to join us?

About Plastic Action Network (PAN network) The PAN network was officially established on 1st March, 2019 under PAN project (funded by Coca – Cola Foundation) with […]
17 October, 2019

VNZW – Phu Yen

Project Title: Building Vietnam’s Zero Waste Movement Through Coastal Strongholds Strategy 1: Establish zero waste models at coastal pilots and then adjacent cities Location: Phu Yen […]