"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.
Rethinking Plastics kick-off workshop of pilot activities

Rethinking Plastics kick-off workshop of pilot activities 1

The kick-off workshop for the Rethinking Plastics – Circular Economy Solutions to Marine Litter Project took place on April 9 in Hanoi, highlighting important policy developments and four pilot projects currently underway, to jointly address the concerning plastic pollution issue in Vietnam.    
Supermarkets hammer out details on future of plastics

Supermarkets hammer out details on future of plastics

A pilot project on establishing a plastic alliance of Vietnamese supermarkets and shepherding the retail industry towards the more sustainable production and consumption of plastics was launched on March 31 by the Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment, along with the Department of Industry and Trade of Hanoi.
Practical solutions found to combat waste pollution

Practical solutions found to combat waste pollution

Vietnamese students have joined forces with industry mentors to present innovative solutions to combat plastic waste.
EU supports Vietnam in adopting better management of packaging waste

EU supports Vietnam in adopting better management of packaging waste

The European Union cooperates with the MoNRE and other stakeholders to take steps towards efficient plastic waste management in Vietnam to reduce marine plastic litter.
La Vie – flagship in accelerating circular economy

La Vie – flagship in accelerating circular economy

Bich Ngoc talked with La Vie CEO Fausto Tazzi about the company's sustainable development strategy and how the company has achieved its targets on schedule.
The plastic ingestion scourge

The plastic ingestion scourge

Plastics undoubtedly affect our environment – and they are shaping up to be an emerging threat to human health as with every breath and every bite, plastics are entering our bodies – without researchers having a full grasp of the implications.
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