Phu Yen’s fishing community participates in voluntary clean-up of our ocean

Phu Yen’s fishing community participates in voluntary clean-up of our ocean

A new initiative in Phu Yen has supported the participation of fishers who, in addition to catching fish, now support the community with voluntary collection and segregation of waste collected at sea.
Media exhibition raises awareness on reducing plastic waste

Media exhibition raises awareness on reducing plastic waste

To further combat the vast amount of plastic waste that Vietnam is dealing with, a group of national and overseas organisations has launched a media exhibition.
Workshop highlights creativity of students regarding modern waste solutions

Workshop highlights creativity of students regarding modern waste solutions

In November, students of the HAU and the French ENSA worked on solutions for waste classification and collection in Hanoi.
EU-Vietnam cooperation to take on plastic and marine pollution

EU-Vietnam cooperation to take on plastic and marine pollution

Vietnam, together with Ecuador, Germany, and Ghana, co-chaired the Ministerial Conference on Marine Litter and Plastic Pollution at the World Trade Organization in Geneva in September 2021, where the nation committed to continue paying special attention to urgent issues such as marine litter, plastic consumption, and pollution. Meanwhile, several initiatives in Vietnam are already tackling the issue – among them a cooperation project between Vietnam and the European Union.
Plastic Alliance consolidates plans to move away from single-use plastic bags

Plastic Alliance consolidates plans to move away from single-use plastic bags

On November 26, a consultation meeting was organised on a communication plan of the Alliance of Retailers to Reduce Single-use Plastic Bags, further cementing the plans to tackle Vietnam’s plastic waste with effective and feasible solutions.
Conference seeks to amplify EPR application in Vietnam

Conference seeks to amplify EPR application in Vietnam

On November 24-25, the Training of Trainers course on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for packaging was organised online and in person.
"Let's reduce plastic waste" online campaign launched

"Let's reduce plastic waste" online campaign launched

"Let's reduce plastic waste" is expected to gradually change the behaviour of consumers and retailers, encouraging them to limit the use of single-use plastic bags.
Fostering corporate responsibility in curbing plastic waste

Fostering corporate responsibility in curbing plastic waste

Phan Tuan Hung, director general of the Department of Legal Affairs under the MoNRE discussed the implementation of the EPR concept and related challenges.
Vietnam takes action to clean out ocean environs

Vietnam takes action to clean out ocean environs

By 2030, Vietnam’s fishing and tourism industry will suffer if nothing is done to fight plastic pollution, figures warn.
Finding the right approach to lower marine plastic pollution

Finding the right approach to lower marine plastic pollution

Implementing subprojects of the Rethinking Plastics Project to collect marine litter in Phu Yen and manage ship waste at Cat Lai Port will promote the conservation of the Vietnamese marine environment.
Curbing single-use plastic conundrum in Vietnam

Curbing single-use plastic conundrum in Vietnam

Vietnam and several countries in Southeast Asia are taking a raft of measures to minimise plastic waste pollution, particularly cushioning the use of single-use plastics and leveraging local resources as well as external support.
Bringing tried-and-tested EU know-how to bear in Vietnam

Bringing tried-and-tested EU know-how to bear in Vietnam

Discussing European  Union’s ambitions to combat plastic pollution, Rui Ludovino, first counsellor of Climate Action, Environment, Employment, and Social Policies at the Delegation of the EU to Vietnam, shared with Tom Nguyen how the Rethinking Plastics Project is supporting Vietnam in cleaning up its marine environment.
Clearing up the future of the planet

Clearing up the future of the planet

There could be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050, warned the Ellen MacArthur Foundation five years ago. Today, this warning still holds value if business continues as usual. The G20, inter-regional projects like Rethinking Plastics, and groups of scientists have taken the initiative and are trying their utmost to reduce marine litter and protect the future of our ocean as well as ourselves.
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