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.

15 October, 2021

Announcing Goethe Institut Science Film Festival 2021

Held since 2005, the Science Film Festival (SFF) is an annual event organized by the Goethe-Institut. The event is organized with the aim of raising awareness […]
21 August, 2021

GreenHub & Goethe Institute – Promising cooperation opportunity for green development

Cooperation activities of GreenHub – Goethe Institute GreenHub is delighted to have signed a collaboration agreement with the Goethe-Institute as part of the International Cooperation on […]
6 May, 2021

PHU YEN ZERO WASTE: Bio-detergent from Fruit Peels – Nation Benefits, Home Benefits, more money-less waste

Bio-detergent is product of a method of organic waste treatment, aiming for a “zero waste” approach that has been oriented and trained by GreenHub for women of the Phu Yen Provincial Women’s […]
6 May, 2021

PHU YEN ZERO WASTE: LOCAL PARTICIPATION – THE FOUNDATION FOR SET UP & IMPLEMENTION THE PROJECT

Following and based on the input survey results of the pilot model at Ward 7 market, GreenHub had a meeting with partner organizations and local authorities […]
6 May, 2021

Hand-built organic waste composting model from the students of Green Boarding Club

With the advantage of having unused vacant land, GreenHub oriented and supported Phu Yen Ethnic Minority Boarding High School to build a model of composting organic […]
6 May, 2021

Phu Yen Zero Waste: Numbers lay the bulding foundation for a waste reduction model at the Ward 7 market

Following the pilot models at hotels and schools implemented in 2020, GreenHub aims to reduce 25% of the total amount of waste generated in Ward 7 […]
10 February, 2021

Understanding waste: What do we get?

What is garbage that we have to audit? Understanding waste turns out to understand ourselves. The problem of environmental pollution in Vietnam in recent years is […]
9 February, 2021

For a Vietnam Zero Waste

Referring to the future, we often conceive of technology and modernity, but have you ever thought about the prospects of no plastic waste, when people and […]