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.
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.
Conference seeks to amplify EPR application in Vietnam

Conference seeks to amplify EPR application in Vietnam

On November 24-25, the Training of Trainers course on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for packaging was organised online and in person.
Unilever Vietnam on net zero commitment in the context of COP26

Unilever Vietnam on net zero commitment in the context of COP26

Do Thai Vuong, vice president of Sustainable Development and Communications, talks about Unilever Vietnam's plastic management strategy to reach net-zero by 2030.
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.
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.
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