10:00 | 25/09/2021 Environment
(VEN) - Electronic waste accounts for only two percent of the total amount of solid waste generated, but for 70 percent of hazardous waste that is not handled properly in Vietnam. The 2020 Law on Environmental Protection introducing Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) of manufacturers and importers is expected to improve management of e-waste in Vietnam.
08:00 | 23/09/2021 Environment
(VEN) - Clean industrial parks (IPs) have been established recently in Hanoi, Hung Yen Province and other localities. Although this is a good signal for sustainable industrial development, Vietnam has yet to adopt relevant standards or announce its policy and regulations for clean IPs.
Opportunities and challenges for Vietnam
10:00 | 22/09/2021 Environment
(VEN) - Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), a provision of the newly enacted Environmental Protection Law, is expected to be an effective solid waste management tool. It will help Vietnam develop a circular economy and promote the development of the environmental industry, producing jobs and yielding great economic and environmental benefits.
Government sets major goals for plastic waste control
10:00 | 28/08/2021 Environment
(VEN) - A newly signed governmental decision sets out goals for improved waste management in Vietnam, including the use of environmentally friendly plastic bags and packaging at all supermarkets by 2025. Tourism sites and hotels will not be allowed to use non-biodegradable plastic bags and single-use plastic products by 2025, either.
Proposed EPR gives impetus to environmental industry development
09:00 | 26/08/2021 Environment
(VEN) - Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), a practice and a policy approach that imposes responsibility for product disposal on producers is expected to provide opportunities to share the financial burden of solid waste management and serve as an impetus to the development of Vietnam’s environmental industry.
Microplastics, a threat to the environment and human health
15:00 | 15/08/2021 Environment
(VEN) - Along with the welcome effects of its economic growth and higher standards of living, Vietnam is facing a growing threat from microplastics creeping silently into its soil and water environments. These minute plastic elements, resulting from the decomposition of plastics by solar UV radiation, wind, water and mechanical impacts, seriously threaten ecosystems and affect human health.
Producer responsibility holds out hope FOR circular economy
08:00 | 14/08/2021 Environment
(VEN) - The Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations imposing responsibilities on producers and importers of collecting, recycling and treating discarded products are expected to change the management of solid waste and promote the circular economy in Vietnam.
Quang Ninh PC powers up campaign against plastic waste
13:00 | 30/07/2021 Environment
(VEN) - The Quang Ninh Power Company’s proactive responses to natural disasters and reduction of plastic waste have provided safe and stable electricity and created a green-clean working environment, raising awareness of environmental protection among managers and employees.
New law focuses on management of anti-pollution protection
13:00 | 29/07/2021 Environment
(VEN) - The Law on Environmental Protection, which will take effect on January 1, 2022, reflects major changes in environmental management, according to Tran Anh Tan, Deputy Director of the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Industrial Safety Techniques and Environment Agency (ISEA).
Hanoi achieves initial success in energy efficiency
10:00 | 15/07/2021 Environment
(VEN) - According to the Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade, in the 2016-2020 period, implementation of the energy efficiency program helped the city save an average 2.28 percent in energy consumption compared to demand forecast.