Dabaco delays rectifying lasting pollution debacle

Dabaco delays rectifying lasting pollution debacle

Facing allegations of discharging untreated waste into the environment, Dabaco Tuyen Quang has admitted mistakes and pledged that the company would make improvements in supervision of the workflow and employees’ performance – but failed to set a specific timeline.
Solar-powered barge a key 'interceptor' for plastic waste

Solar-powered barge a key 'interceptor' for plastic waste

Scooping waste from a Malaysian river to stop it reaching the sea, a solar-powered barge named the "Interceptor" is the latest weapon in a global battle to rid the world's waters of plastic.
Disgruntled residents demand regulation crackdown on pig farm wastewater activities

Disgruntled residents demand regulation crackdown on pig farm wastewater activities

Inadequately treated wastewater discharged by the outsourced pig farms of foreign livestock companies, including Indonesia’s Japfa Comfeed Vietnam, is an unexpected consequence of the development of the livestock sector.
ENVIROTEX 2019 helps pollution treatment equipment approach Vietnam

ENVIROTEX 2019 helps pollution treatment equipment approach Vietnam

ENVIROTEX 2019 on October 23-25 will be a great opportunity for manufacturers of pollution treatment equipment to approach the Vietnamese market.
Post-retreat, AirVisual affirms "Hanoi is not the most polluted city"

Post-retreat, AirVisual affirms "Hanoi is not the most polluted city"

IQAir AirVisual quickly affirmed that “Hanoi is not the most polluted city in the world” after it pulled its heavily down-rated app from Vietnam.
EU leaders to debate push for zero emissions by 2050

EU leaders to debate push for zero emissions by 2050

EU leaders will this week discuss setting a target of zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, European officials said Monday (Jun 17), following elections that highlighted climate fears.
Banks may assess pollution risks before granting loans

Banks may assess pollution risks before granting loans

Banks will assess environmental pollution risks when granting loans to projects in some industries, according to a State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) draft regulation.
Asia's pollution exodus: Firms struggle to woo top talent

Asia's pollution exodus: Firms struggle to woo top talent

From smog breaks to pollution bonuses, Asia's businesses are promising increasingly inventive perks in a desperate bid to lure executives to a region where toxic air engulfs major cities for much of the year.
UK plans plastic bottle charge to tackle pollution

UK plans plastic bottle charge to tackle pollution

Britain on Wednesday (Mar 27) announced plans for consumers to pay a deposit on plastic bottles as part of a broader push to tackle pollution.
Two steel factories suspended over pollution protests

Two steel factories suspended over pollution protests

Dana-Y and Dana-Uc steel factories will have to suspend their operation indefinitely due to violations of wastewater discharge regulations.   
Green growth way forward for Vietnam

Green growth way forward for Vietnam

Vietnam’s high economic growth over the past five years has choked the country with serious environmental pollution, and air quality in the big cities is a particular headache.
Luks faces closure when dust settles

Luks faces closure when dust settles

"The environment pollution is negatively impacting on residents surrounding the factory"
Hanoi struggles for cleaner air to breathe

Hanoi struggles for cleaner air to breathe

“The city’s policies on waste are relatively weak. Hanoi is one of two cities in the index that does not enforce and monitor standards for industrial hazardous waste. Neither does Hanoi offer an on-site collection service for household waste recycling”
Repeat polluters to feel the heat to get a free ride

Repeat polluters to feel the heat to get a free ride

The fate of hundreds of projects in Haiphong city’s Thuy Nguyen district may be up in the air if they fail to improve their backward and pollution-causing technology.

Chinfon in firing line

“The public is also urging the local authorities to apply an iron hand to force these factories to stop discharging toxic dust and smoke”
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