Worthwhile opportunity to foster new technologies in the plastics and rubber industry in Vietnam

Worthwhile opportunity to foster new technologies in the plastics and rubber industry in Vietnam

The Ninth International Plastics and Rubber Technologies and Materials Exhibition for Vietnam – Plastics & Rubber Vietnam 2022 – will officially take place between July 6 and 8 and feature hundreds of exhibitors and various inspiring activities for attendees.
Getting to grips with the plastics scourge

Getting to grips with the plastics scourge

Through campaigns and awareness-raising efforts, Vietnamese authorities and businesses are taking steps to limit plastic usage or promote recycling, with newly-ratified legislation helping to shift from a linear economy towards a circular economy.
Crafting a preferential plastics policy for businesses to grasp their crucial role

Crafting a preferential plastics policy for businesses to grasp their crucial role

Assoc Prof. Dr. Nguyen Dinh Tho, general director of the Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment shared with VIR’s Hoang Oanh about his desire to accompany businesses in providing reasonable advice and policies to build a circular economy for plastics by 2030.
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.
Promoting circular economy from white pollution reduction

Promoting circular economy from white pollution reduction

With as much as 400 million tonnes of additional plastic waste produced worldwide every year, Vietnam has committed to help solve this issue, and VIR will discuss the important topic in its upcoming series of talk shows, starting from June 6, 2022.
How to lead the global plastics issue

How to lead the global plastics issue

As global momentum builds on ending plastic pollution and marine debris, Vietnam is strengthening its ability to build back better from COVID-19 and transition to a circular economy. Caitlin Wiesen, resident representative in Vietnam of the United Nations Development Programme, and Grete Løchen, Norwegian Ambassador to Vietnam, write about the changes ahead.
Indorama Netherlands to acquire Ngoc Nghia Plastics

Indorama Netherlands to acquire Ngoc Nghia Plastics

Indorama Netherlands B.V. announced plans to buy Ngoc Nghia Plastics JSC, a leading enterprise in the plastic packaging industry.
Plastic and Health Action Partnership launched to enhance health and environment

Plastic and Health Action Partnership launched to enhance health and environment

The Plastic and Health Action Partnership (PHA) is one of the starting actions of Local Solution for Plastic Pollution (LSPP).
LEGO sets up a long-term growth in Asia

LEGO sets up a long-term growth in Asia

Nguyen Thu had a chat with Carsten Rasmussen, chief operations officer of LEGO on the toy-maker's ambition for this news factory and the green path it is taking.
Nestlé Vietnam and VEA cooperate on sustainable management of packaging

Nestlé Vietnam and VEA cooperate on sustainable management of packaging

The VEA and Nestlé Vietnam signed an MoU to promote environmental protection and sustainable packaging management.
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.
Plastic as a valuable resource for Vietnam to tackle plastics pollution

Plastic as a valuable resource for Vietnam to tackle plastics pollution

A new IFC-World Bank analysis suggests used plastic could be a valuable resource for Vietnam to scale up recycling and other plastic circularity efforts.
BASF innovation to make plastics last longer and reduce plastic waste

BASF innovation to make plastics last longer and reduce plastic waste

Germany-based BASF has developed innovative solutions to extend the life of plastics and reduce plastic waste for a zero-waste future.
Fostering corporate responsibility in curbing plastic waste

Fostering corporate responsibility in curbing plastic waste

Phan Tuan Hung, director general of the Department of Legal Affairs under the MoNRE discussed the implementation of the EPR concept and related challenges.
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