06:00 | 22/01/2021 Environment
(VEN) - Vietnam’s leading environmental policy-makers, business leaders, local and international organizations have endorsed an action platform aimed at slashing plastic waste on land and its discharge into the ocean, and develop a roadmap to eliminate single-use plastic and non-biodegradable plastic bags, especially in cities, coastal tourist destinations and marine protected areas.
16:46 | 07/01/2021 Environment
The seperation of used cartons for recycling at Hanoi’s schools and households are demonstrating positive impacts. Only in the two last months of 2020, the number of used cartons collected has been twice as many as of the previous two months, approaching 125 tonnes.
HCMC launches motorcycle emission control project
13:00 | 05/01/2021 Environment
(VEN) - Ho Chi Minh City is undertaking a pilot project to control the exhaust emissions of the city’s almost seven million motorcycles. However, experts are concerned about its potential for increased costs affecting low-income people, especially the many who earn their living using a motorcycle.
Joining hands to reduce plastic waste for blue Ha Long Bay
11:11 | 30/12/2020 Environment
On December 29, the Centre for Marinelife Conservation and Community Development (MCD) collaborated with its partners to organize an event series, including the final workshop for project “Lessons learnt from demonstrated Municipal Plastic Waste Management in World Heritage Ha Long Bay, Vietnam", and the awards ceremony of the contest “Joining hands to reduce plastic waste for blue Ha Long Bay”.
Vietnam’s tourism industry grapples with environmental challenges
13:00 | 16/12/2020 Environment
(VEN) - Vietnam's tourism industry has made significant progress in recent years, contributing greatly to the country’s socioeconomic development. In addition to ensuring the economic contribution of tourism, authorities and tourism facilities have sought to mitigate the negative environmental effects of this fast-growing sector.
TRAFFIC initiative to drive down tiger product consumption in Vietnam
16:33 | 11/12/2020 Environment
(VEN) Today, TRAFFIC launched a three-year social marketing program aiming to reduce demand for tiger products in Vietnam. The project will draw upon the latest in behavioural science to discourage the medicinal use of tiger products in the country, which is recognised as a main destination market for illegal tiger trade.
Increasing awareness in plastic waste management for private sector in Viet Nam
22:00 | 05/12/2020 Society
Da Nang, December 4th, 2020 - “Increase awareness in plastic waste management for private sector in Vietnam”, workshop is co-hosted by PepsiCo Vietnam, the Center of Education and Development (CED), Vietnam Chamber of Industry and Commerce (VCCI) – Da Nang branch. The workshop had the participation of over 100 delegates from functional agencies, SMEs, NGOs, universities in the Central region.
MM Mega Market develops a green distribution system
13:00 | 01/12/2020 Environment
(VEN) - MM Mega Market, a retail company with 20 branches nationwide, is implementing a wide array of measures in order to green its distribution system. It no longer provides shoppers with disposable plastic bags that are hard to decompose, does not use plastic bottled water in its facilities and installs energy-saving lighting.
Hanoi tackles plastic waste
13:00 | 12/11/2020 Environment
(VEN) - The Hanoi Department of Natural Resources and Environment will coordinate with the municipal Department of Industry and Trade to introduce environmentally friendly products to raise public awareness of the damage caused by plastic waste and promote change in the habit of using plastic bags and non-biodegradable plastic products.
Tetra Pak launches “Cartons collecting comptetition” for schoolchildren in Hanoi
14:28 | 09/11/2020 Environment
Tetra Pak – the Sweden-based food processing and package solution provider – launches a carton collecting competition for primary schools and kindergartens participating in the School Recycling Program in Hanoi. The competition is aimed at encouraging schoolchildren, teachers and parents to develop the good habit of carton segregating and collecting both at the household level and at school as an initiative to protect the environment.