Plastic bottles of Coca-Cola (Source: VNA)

Thai plastic maker commits US$1.5 billion to recycling

Thai chemicals company Indorama Ventures on August 21 announced its commitment to investing US$1.5 billion in recycling as authorities are encouraging more recycling and consumers become more aware of the environmental impact of single-use plastic. 
Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Philippines uses shocking amount of plastic bags

The Philippines uses a shocking amount of single-use plastic, including nearly 60 billion sachets a year, according to a recent report released by GAIA, a non-governmental organisation.
Vietnamese Environment Minister Tran Hogn Ha ( R) shakes hand with UN Environment Chief Erik Solheim (Photo: SGGP)

Vietnam to stop production, use of single-use plastic

In the meeting with UN Environment Chief Erik Solheim on June 26, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha promised that Vietnam will join global efforts to stop the production and use of single-use and non-recyclable plastic products.