Plastic waste pollution has been one of the most serious growing global threats over the past few decades. Two years after the Vietnamese Government launched an anti-plastic waste movement, many specific programs to reduce plastic waste in Hanoi have been rolled out in the community, starting with the smallest deeds. Nguyen Thi Thu Huong, a Hanoian from Nam Tu Liem district, said that her children drink canned milk every day, and her daughter wondered why the manufacturer now uses paper straws instead of plastic ones. “I explained to her that this change will help reduce plastic waste and protect our living environment. Millions of disposable plastic straws will cause severe pollution,” Huong told The Hanoi Times . Sorting waste at the garbage exchange point in Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem District. Photo: Thanh Tung Plastic waste pollution has been one of the most serious growing global threats over the past few decades. One of the main contributors is plastic … [Read more...] about Hanoi reduces plastic waste from small deeds
PVI Insurance becomes partner of Zurich Global Employee Benefits Solutions network Digital solutions expected at Viet Solutions 2021 for dual target Innovative prophylaxis treatment for haemophilia A patients in Việt Nam Standard Chartered Vietnam towards sustainability Moody’s upgrades SeABank’s outlook to positive from stable Plastic use has become essential in the daily lives of billions of people around the world. But this reality has also led to great problems for many countries as the volume of plastic waste is increasing at a dizzying rate. Plastic waste - Unsolved problem A recent report by the scientific journal Science indicates that, so far, the world has produced about 8.3 billion tons of plastic and 6.3 billion tons has become plastic waste. Only 9 per cent of that is recycled while 12 per cent is incinerated and the remaining 79 per cent exists in the natural environment, including the marine environment. It is forecast that by 2050, … [Read more...] about The story of plastic: Solutions and efforts of Unilever Vietnam towards sustainable development
Norway provides US$1.3 million for waste management project in Vietnam The Saigon Times A sanitation employee works at a garbage dump. Norway and UNDP have launched a new project to scale up integrated and inclusive waste management models in Vietnam - PHOTO: VNA HCMC - The Government of Norway will provide US$1.3 million for a project to scale up integrated and inclusive waste management models by empowering the informal sector and fostering the circular economy in Vietnam. The Norwegian Embassy in Vietnam and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) signed an agreement for the project on June 17. This three-year project is aimed at deploying and testing interventions, including direct support for informal waste workers and a management model in the fishery sector. It will also foster an ecosystem-level approach of value chains through the establishment of the Material Recovery Facility, which will be piloted in Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province. The … [Read more...] about Norway provides US$1.3 million for waste management project in Vietnam
With summer traveling and camping plans on hold due to the ongoing pandemic, Lagom Vietnam is hoping to use its expertise in sustainable waste management to bring educational, environmentally friendly toys to local children. Lagom, a waste collection company in Vietnam, is hoping to keep children away from electronic devices this summer with a project aimed at engaging children with toys made from recycled milk cartons. A two-year journey Lagom Vietnam has collected over 528 tons of empty milk cartons from about 880 kindergartens and primary schools across Vietnam since 2019. After collection, Lagom processes the milk cartons in a hydraulic blender to separate the pulp from the complex of plastic aluminum. The processed pulp is then recycled into notebooks, bags, and ecological roofing sheets at a local paper mill. Though Lagom is proud of the support its projects have received from communities across the country, the partnerships developed with local schools, … [Read more...] about When life hands you milk cartons, make…toys!
The bodhi tree stands guarding Lương Văn Chánh Temple in Phú Hòa District, Phú Yên Province, one of the National Heritage trees of Việt Nam. An old temple against an ageing tree gives people a sense of firm background, stability and tranquillity, and is a classic rural Vietnamese landscape.VNA/VNS Photo Minh Đức By Nguyễn Mỹ Hà It's still early in the summer and Hà Nội's skies are a crystal clear blue as far as the eyes can see. Increased air pollution in recent years has made a blue sky a rare sight in Viet Nam's capital, and while the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on all aspects of life, one area where it may have a silver lining is environmental protection. Lockdowns across the world have led to drops in emissions and therefore air pollution, while the global nature of the crisis could just jolt humanity into a long-needed awakening to the need to counter the unfolding climate crisis. The trees of a historical temple in Hà Nội's Tây Hồ District provide a … [Read more...] about Securing humanity’s future, one tree at a time