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.
Scientists urge policies for biodegradable plastics
10:39 | 23/03/2020 Environment
(VEN) - Vietnamese scientists are conducting research on plastic biodegradability in order to provide state management authorities with a scientific basis to develop technologies for plastic waste treatment and design a system of standards and regulations for bioplastic products.
Industry and trade sector develops green distribution system
10:48 | 10/03/2020 Environment
(VEN) - The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has adopted a number of policies and solutions to create a green distribution system, and distribution systems in Vietnam have been making efforts to implement green growth-oriented strategy through various programs, such as attaching green labels to energy-efficient products, and limiting the use of nylon bags or plastic packages.