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.
Vietnam moves toward biodegradable plastics
14:56 | 27/03/2020 Environment
(VEN) - Vietnam has adopted an ambitious roadmap to stop using disposable plastic at stores, markets and supermarkets in urban areas by 2021 and in the whole country by 2025, and replace them with biodegradable materials.
Vietnam paves way to reduced plastic waste contamination
09:00 | 27/03/2020 Environment
(VEN) - Vietnam is joining a growing pioneering trend of paving roads with recycled plastic. The plastic-suffused asphalt reduces the amount of petroleum in asphalt and repurposes plastic waste that would otherwise contaminate the environment. It is also a cheaper alternative than traditional asphalt.