16:52 | 26/06/2020 Environment
(VEN) - With a volume of nearly 18,000 tonnes of plastic garbage generated a day and 1.8 million tonnes discharged into oceans a year, Vietnam is one of the world’s top five ocean plastic polluters. The management of plastic waste on land to limit the discharge into the oceans under an official action plan adopted six months ago is confronting Vietnam with a major challenge.
16:40 | 26/06/2020 Environment
(VEN) - The draft revised Law on Environmental Protection was presented for the first time at the ninth session of the 14th-tenure National Assembly which opened on May 20. Apart from new, positive points, the draft also received comments and recommendations from experts.
Vietnam struggles with plastic waste management
13:00 | 27/05/2020 Environment
(VEN) - With daily plastic waste of approximately 18,000 tonnes, Vietnam is one of the world’s top five dischargers of waste into the sea, at 1.8 million tonnes annually. Its action plan on ocean plastic waste management, adopted at a prime ministerial decision in December 2019, is presenting the country with a significant challenge.
Mekong Delta provinces adapt to drought, saltwater intrusion
06:00 | 08/05/2020 Environment
(VEN) - Though saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta was predicted to come earlier and with a higher level of salinity than was recorded in the 2015-2016 dry season, the damage to farming is expected to be less serious as authorities and farmers have taken measures to cope with the situation in the 2019-2020 dry season.
Consumers confused by ‘biodegradable’ plastic labels
16:20 | 08/04/2020 Environment
(VEN) - There are many kinds of plastic bags advertised as self-destructing or biodegradable, but consumers have to read the labels and list of input materials to distinguish between those harmful to the environment and human health and those that are safe.