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.
An Phat Holdings accelerates world-class green material facility

An Phat Holdings accelerates world-class green material facility

An Phat Holdings has just received the investment certificate for its PBAT manufacturing mega-project, An Phat PBAT.
Vietnam approves scheme to intensify management of plastic waste by 2025

Vietnam approves scheme to intensify management of plastic waste by 2025

The Vietnamese government on July 22 approved the scheme on intensifying state management of plastic waste in Vietnam.
Nestlé Vietnam and MILO champion campaign to say no to plastic straws

Nestlé Vietnam and MILO champion campaign to say no to plastic straws

Through a webinar on July 16, Nestlé Vietnam has committed its full support to the Say No to Plastic Straws campaign launched by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
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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