Brands go green

Brands go green

More than 90 percent of domestic enterprises have had activities to convert to the circular economy model in various degrees, according to the result of a survey by the Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD) announced in early October this year, showing a positive signal in Vietnam's roadmap towards a circular economy.
Vietnam sets to significantly cut use of single-use plastics by 2025

Vietnam sets to significantly cut use of single-use plastics by 2025

Vietnam aims to use 100 percent of environmentally-friendly plastic bags and packaging at shopping malls and supermarkets by 2025, according to a project on strengthening management of plastic waste in Vietnam approved by Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh on July 22.
Bioplastic start-up begins green journey

Bioplastic start-up begins green journey

Having worked in biopolymer research for more than a decade, Doan Van Tung in Ho Chi Minh City began his adventure by founding the iGreen development company in 2020 – a start-up promoting bioplastic production as an alternative to polluting fossil-based plastic.


Volunteers of the Earth Hour campaign are cleaning their neighborhood to make it greener. (Photo: SGGP)

Earth Hour 2020 comes online to promote awareness of plastic waste

The campaign Earth Hour 2020 is going to take place on March 28. However, in such a sensitive time of the Covid-19 pandemic, more than 200 nations, including Vietnam, have moved most of their propaganda activities online to continue raising people awareness of environment protection.

Ministry forms alliance to develop plastic waste management

Ministry forms alliance to develop plastic waste management

A public-private partnership agreement on building the circular economy in plastic waste management in Vietnam has been signed for the first time by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), Dow Chemical Vietnam Limited Company, SCG Group, and Unilever Vietnam International Co. Ltd on February 19.
Plastic bags captured near the RCA entertainment district on Kamphaeng Phet 7 Road, Thailand (Photo: bangkokpost.com)

Thai government works to reduce plastic waste

The Thai government has sought help from 230,000 environmental volunteers in its campaign to help reduce the scourge of plastic waste in the country, local media reported.

Tourism sector strives to reduce plastic use

Tourism sector strives to reduce plastic use

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has issued a document on protecting the environment and limiting the use of plastic bags, straws and cups.
Plastic waste collection in Tan Tap beach, Long An province (Photo: SGGP)

Plastic waste elimination efforts underway in Vietnam

Being one of five nations releasing the most plastic waste into the ocean with about 1.8 million tons a year, Vietnam has intensified communications campaigns against plastic products in order to reduce environmental pollution.