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.
Plastic Alliance consolidates plans to move away from single-use plastic bags

Plastic Alliance consolidates plans to move away from single-use plastic bags

On November 26, a consultation meeting was organised on a communication plan of the Alliance of Retailers to Reduce Single-use Plastic Bags, further cementing the plans to tackle Vietnam’s plastic waste with effective and feasible solutions.
Healthcare sector going plastic-free

Healthcare sector going plastic-free

In light of the Ministry of Health’s strong new ­policy on plastic waste ­reduction, hospitals and companies across Vietnam are taking concrete actions, but the path to fulfil the ambitious 2025 target of no single-use plastics will require fundamental changes.
EU lawmakers back ban on single-use plastics, set standard for world

EU lawmakers back ban on single-use plastics, set standard for world

Single-use plastic items such as straws, forks and knives as well as cotton buds will be banned in the European Union by 2021 following a vote by EU lawmakers on Wednesday (Mar 27) as the bloc pushes manufacturers to step up their recycling efforts.
EU agrees to ban most single-use plastics

EU agrees to ban most single-use plastics

European Union (EU) countries and the European Parliament on Wednesday (Dec 19) agreed on details of a ban on single-use plastics, including plates, cutlery and drinking straws, in a bid to cut marine pollution.