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.


Thailand has approved a roadmap to tackle plastic waste by 2030 (Illustrative photo: AFP/VNA)

Thailand: Roadmap to tackle plastic waste approved

The Thai Cabinet has approved a roadmap to tackle plastic waste in the years 2018-2030 to reduce the use of plastic and end the use of certain types of plastic because of its increasing harm to the environment.
Officials show commitments at the launch of the national campaign to combat plastic pollution on October 12 (Photo: VNA)

Nationwide campaign launched to combat plastic pollution

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment launched a campaign on October 12, calling for joint efforts in plastic waste prevention nationwide, in response to the 2018 “Make the world cleaner” campaign.
HCMC to suffer consequence from plastic waste

HCMC to suffer consequence from plastic waste

Reports from two waste treatment plants operated by Vietstar and Tam Sinh Nghia showed that of 60 tons of plastic garbage in Ho Chi Minh City everyday, a small quantity of plastic bags are recycled; subsequently, the city is highly likely to suffer a lot from plastic pollution.