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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.
A 65,000cu.m waste water treatment plant in HCM City’s Thu Duc district (File Photo)

HCMC: Measures taken to protect the environment

Ho Chi Minh City targets reducing the volume of plastic bags used at supermarkets and business centres by 65 percent, and at traditional markets by 50 percent compared with 2010.
A banner in Cham Island’s Huong beach warns tourists and local residents not using plastic bags in keeping the ocean clean (Photo: VNA)

Ly Son islanders urged not to use plastic bags, straws

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has launched a communication campaign to cut the use of plastic bags on Ly Son island, as a prelude to its sea turtle conservation programme on the island.