Sanofi-Aventis Vietnam joins efforts to reduce plastic waste

Sanofi-Aventis Vietnam joins efforts to reduce plastic waste

Sanofi-Aventis Vietnam on June 17 entered a cooperation agreement with FPT Long Chau to implement the Insulin Pen Sustainability Pilot Project.
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.
Promoting a waste-free circular economy at Nestlé

Promoting a waste-free circular economy at Nestlé

Packaging helps protect food and beverages, ensure product quality and safety, and prevent food waste. However, these essential requirements should not come at the expense of the planet. Khuat Quang Hung, head of Corporate Affairs at Nestlé Vietnam, told VIR’s Tra My how the company is committed to reducing waste from packaging, and taking concrete actions that help build a waste-free future.
Fishers effectively contribute to reducing marine litter

Fishers effectively contribute to reducing marine litter

At a national workshop held in Phu Yen province on June 6, international experts and local authorities tackled marine waste from aquaculture and fishing.
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.
Sorting out responsibilities regarding marine and ship waste management

Sorting out responsibilities regarding marine and ship waste management

On April 29, Expertise France and Vinamarine organised the follow-up session for the Complementary Training on Ship Waste Management at Seaports in Ho Chi Minh City.
Creative protectors unite to fight the Plastic Beast

Creative protectors unite to fight the Plastic Beast

Around 100 people gathered at the launch event and official kickoff of the Plastic Beast campaign at Pandora City in Ho Chi Minh City on April 23.
Plaspics Hunter contest looks for 1000 photos of plastic waste

Plaspics Hunter contest looks for 1000 photos of plastic waste

For Vietnamese Stature Foundation, Vietnam Zero Waste Alliance, and GreenHub have decided to jointly organise the Plaspics Hunter contest.
Retailers to be fined if providing single-use plastic bags to consumers from 2026

Retailers to be fined if providing single-use plastic bags to consumers from 2026

Retailers that provide single-use plastic bags to customers will be fined from 2026, said an official of the Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment (ISPONRE) at a seminar summarising the PLASTIC ALLIANCE pilot project on April 20.
Unilever moves towards a waste-free world with “Less plastic, better plastic, no plastic”

Unilever moves towards a waste-free world with “Less plastic, better plastic, no plastic”

Improving the planet’s health is a key sustainability commitment that consumer goods corporation Unilever has pursued throughout 27 years in Vietnam.
Retailers shore up alliances in name of  tackling non-plastic waste ambitions

Retailers shore up alliances in name of tackling non-plastic waste ambitions

Local supermarkets and consumer goods producers are working to turn towards eco-friendly alternatives and say no to plastic products to realise greener shopping targets and also contribute to the protection of the environment.
Cultural activities raise awareness of plastic battle

Cultural activities raise awareness of plastic battle

Raising awareness in the business community to reduce plastic use, a series of arts, cultural, and social activities are being hosted by state agencies and international organisations throughout Vietnam this spring.
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.
#HackThePackaging challenge opens registration for creative minds from Vietnam

#HackThePackaging challenge opens registration for creative minds from Vietnam

The Wala Usik Challenge 2022: #HackThePackaging opens registrations for all puzzle solvers from Vietnam and other East and Southeast Asian nations.
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.
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