Long-term action plans to  service a circular economy

Long-term action plans to service a circular economy

Vietnam’s pursuit of a circular economy is offering numerous opportunities for businesses. However, in order for this new model to flourish, the government needs to create momentum.
Keppel Land raise plastic waste awareness

Keppel Land raise plastic waste awareness

The sculpture "Shackles" was chosen as the first prize winner of the Green Sculpture Competition organised by Keppel Land in support of Plastic Free July.
Hitting green goals via capital and awareness

Hitting green goals via capital and awareness

Around 11 million tonnes of plastic waste flows into the oceans each year – a figure set to nearly triple by 2040. Now more than ever, nations and various organisations are springing into action in an attempt to accelerate an efficient circular economy in order to help save the planet.
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.
Attempting to balance green ideas with profit

Attempting to balance green ideas with profit

The circular economy is essential for all businesses as well as people. Roongrote Rangsiyopash, president and CEO of SCG told VIR’s Nguyen Huong how this company collaborates with relevant partners to promote this kind of development model and aim for net zero emissions.
AEON Vietnam committed to more sustainable consumption

AEON Vietnam committed to more sustainable consumption

During its 10-year journey in Vietnam, AEON has strived to fulfil its commitment to promote green consumption by offering environmentally-friendly alternatives to plastic bags and single-use plastic products, demonstrating the role of one of the leading retailers in Vietnam.
Increasing teamwork for green growth

Increasing teamwork for green growth

Plastic pollution is more than an environmental challenge. It is a humanitarian crisis that threatens people’s livelihoods and harms the health and wellbeing of those who are most vulnerable and marginalised.
Businesses get set for circular economy

Businesses get set for circular economy

Vietnam’s rapid economic growth has caused environmental challenges which have forced the nation to focus on fostering the development of a circular economy with less pollution and reused and recycled products.
3Vs for gender-inclusive circular era

3Vs for gender-inclusive circular era

The world is facing three interlinked planetary crises: a climate emergency, environmental pollution, and biodiversity. Caitlin Wiesen, resident representative of the United Nations Development Programme in Vietnam, explains why each issue needs to be resolved if humanity is to have a viable future on this planet.
Alliances formed in mission to alter behaviours

Alliances formed in mission to alter behaviours

To address the plastic waste issue, the industry and trade sector is adopting increasing efforts to implement Vietnam’s National Action Plan on Management of Marine Plastic Waste, which covers the rest of this decade.
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.
Mindset change coming from the top at BAEMIN

Mindset change coming from the top at BAEMIN

In order to become a pioneer in reducing plastic waste and using eco-friendly materials in food delivery services, BAEMIN Vietnam is applying new methods in the name of sustainable development. Jinwoo Song, CEO of BAEMIN Vietnam, told VIR’s Hara Nguyen more about raising awareness on this issue.
Retailers endeavor to promote sustainable consumption patterns

Retailers endeavor to promote sustainable consumption patterns

VIR presented a talk show titled Innovative Solutions & Substitutes for Single-use Plastic Towards Green Consumption on June 23 as part of a series of talks.
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