Plastic waste battle hampered by lack of standards, regulations
13:00 | 31/07/2020 Environment
(VEN) - The draft revised Law on Environmental Protection under consideration by the National Assembly is expected to provide redress for Vietnam’s plastic waste problem. However, high costs and lack of standards for biodegradable bags are a bottleneck in the fight against so-called “white pollution”. Vietnam Economic New’s Thu Huong asked Nguyen Le Thang Long, Director of Research and Development at An Phat Holdings about this issue.
Central Retail ways to reduce plastic waste
06:00 | 22/07/2020 Environment
(VEN) - The Central Retail group, which owns the Big C Vietnam and GO supermarkets, is a member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste and it is taking specific measures to reduce plastic waste to the lowest level in its supermarket systems across the country.
Vietnam faces challenges in management of persistent plastic waste
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.
AEON Vietnam says “no” to single-use plastic
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.