Sustainable products stimulating business

Sustainable products stimulating business

Vietnam’s scheme to combat pollution and achieve sustainable development by reusing and recycling defunct products is involving the participation of many foreign businesses via various initiatives.
Plastic use drop hinges on consumers

Plastic use drop hinges on consumers

High investments in more environmentally-friendly recycling and alternative solutions for plastics and the existing habit of using single-use plastics are challenges that hinder businesses from developing circular economy solutions and promoting sustainable growth.
Mainstreaming circular plastic plans

Mainstreaming circular plastic plans

The increased use of plastics has accompanied Vietnam’s fast economic growth over the last decade. With growing urbanisation and a rising middle class, the demand for plastics has grown rapidly in consumer packaging, construction, household goods, and automotive industries because of their convenience and versatility. In 2019, the plastic industry contributed about $17.5 billion to Vietnam’s economy, equivalent to 6.7 per cent of the country’s GDP.
Applying popular new methods to combat single-use plastic habit

Applying popular new methods to combat single-use plastic habit

Since 2020, the Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment (ISPONRE) has introduced a number of different matters, and the most important is to apply a circular economy and try to reduce, reuse, and recycle all materials and to reduce waste in the environment.
Talkshow Innovative Solutions & Substitutes for Single-use Plastic towards Green Consumption

Talkshow Innovative Solutions & Substitutes for Single-use Plastic towards Green Consumption

Green manufacturing and green consumption are the global trends of development in recent year, Vietnam also goes green with various commitments on Net Zero emission as well as actions to reduce plastic wastes nationwide.
Talk show to discuss solutions on reducing plastics in retail and services

Talk show to discuss solutions on reducing plastics in retail and services

The talk show on Plastic Reduction Initiatives in Retail & Services will take place from 3pm to 4.30pm on June 22.
Supporting action to curb plastic pollution

Supporting action to curb plastic pollution

Vu Minh Ly, deputy director of the Communication Centre for Environmental Resources at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, talked with VIR’s Phuong Thu about the efforts in terms of reducing plastic waste for sustainable development.
Plastic waste reduction via a circular economy

Plastic waste reduction via a circular economy

Vietnam has made significant efforts to improve the threat of the plastic waste virus, as confirmed by speakers at a talk show organised by VIR.
Coping with the impact of single-use plastics on health

Coping with the impact of single-use plastics on health

ISPONRE, in collaboration with PHA and other companion partners, organises a technical workshop on single-use plastic products and their impact on health.
Cries for help in tourism over plastic

Cries for help in tourism over plastic

According to estimates, based on the amount of unmanaged plastic waste generated from residential areas of 50km along the coast, Vietnam is fourth out of 192 countries studied for marine plastic waste. Unmanaged plastic waste amounts to 1.83 million tonnes per year, corresponding to 0.28-0.73 million tonnes of plastic discharged into seas and 6 per cent of the total amount discharged into seas worldwide.
Phasing out single-use plastic bags

Phasing out single-use plastic bags

Pollution has been mounting in Vietnam with the growing use of nylon bags and plastic products, which must be replaced with more environmentally friendly alternatives while improving consumer awareness.
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.
Mondelēz International advances commitment to help create circular economy for plastics

Mondelēz International advances commitment to help create circular economy for plastics

Mondelēz International is investing in Circulate Capital Ocean Fund to support scalable solutions for the collecting, sorting, and recycling of plastic waste.
"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.
Plastic tax proposal meets opposition

Plastic tax proposal meets opposition

Hyosung Vina Chemicals’ proposal to increase the imported tax for models of polypropylene is facing opposition from the Vietnam Plastics Association because they believe it will push manufacturing costs up and limit their expansion.
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