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.

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 Resources – 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 […]
23 April, 2020

Vietnam Zero Waste – Waste as Resources – Part 1

In 2019, GreenHub conducted 2 waste audits to collect data and information on the current status of waste in Phu Yen at 56 households (corresponding to 205 people), 3 medium and […]
14 January, 2020

How Do Young Citizens Perform Environmental Activities?

In Phu Yen province, there are lush green gardens growing on the campus that are planted with the hands of the teachers and students of the […]
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 […]