Zero Waste

Along with economic development and urbanization, the amount of solid waste generated in Vietnam has steadily increased at an annual rate of about 10% (Trương, N.T., & Halonen, I., 2018). In 2019, the amount of domestic plastic waste discharged nationwide was 64,658 tons/ day, an increase of 46% compared to 44,000 tons/ day in 2010 (MoNRE, 2019). Nonetheless, only 15% of the country’s generated plastic waste is recycled or reused (NPAP, 2020). The rest ends up mainly in landfills, open dumpsites, incinerators, or in the environment.

To tackle issues related to waste management, the Vietnam government has adopted the National Strategy on Integrated Solid Waste Management up to 2025, with the goal to minimize solid waste, strengthen integrated management of solid waste, and simultaneously implement solutions to promote waste management. GreenHub leveraged this momentum to be a pioneer in fostering Zero Waste practices in Vietnam by evaluating waste management, designing and implementing Zero Waste model (models for the collection, sorting, reuse, and recycling of domestic waste, organic waste,...)​ in communities, business, education and tourism enterprises. GreenHub strives to strengthen Zero Waste networks, develop professional staff, database systems related to Zero Waste, and promote advocacy.

29 June, 2023

Local Implementation of the project “Zero Waste to Mekong river” and commitment to maintain the project model

The project “Zero Waste to Mekong River: Pilot Circular Economy model for Floating markets in Can Tho” achieved impressive results and received positive reviews from local […]
21 June, 2023

Hand over of the project model “Zero Waste to Mekong river” to localities in Can Tho city

On May 29, 2023, a workshop took place in Can Tho city to share the results of the project “Zero Waste to Mekong River: Pilot Circular […]
21 June, 2023

Announcement of poster design contest results – “Let the river breathe”

GreenHub is delighted to announce the results of our poster design contest “Let the river breathe”. We extend our sincere gratitude to all participants for their […]
1 June, 2023

Let The River Breathe

Contest rules here: Water is a precious resource, especially for those living along rivers. As the first participant of the poster design contest “Let the […]
27 March, 2023

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 […]
27 March, 2023

Phu Yen Ethnic Minority Boarding High School – Waste Audit 2021

Returning to the first Zero Waste School of Phu Yen – Ethnic Minority Boarding School after nearly 4 years since the first waste audit, we were […]
27 March, 2023

Zero waste practice in Son islet and Cai Rang floating market in Can Tho city

Zero waste practice in Son islet and Cai Rang floating market in Can Tho city On March 1sta delegation of the Centre for Supporting Green Development […]
27 March, 2023

Greenhub and Cai Rang district leaders and officials in Can Tho city cooperate to achieve the goal of the project “For a zero waste Mekong river”

In early March, GreenHub met with leaders of the Cai Rang District People’s Committee and Can Tho City Environmental Protection Sub-Department on the process of piloting […]