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Companies embrace cage-free eggs to meet consumer demand

To embrace the circular economy and meet consumer demand, many companies in Viet Nam have started using cage-free eggs in their production, experts have said.

Farmers use agricultural waste, save tens of billions of VND a year

The circular economy and organic agriculture are being adopted by many enterprises. Agricultural waste is now being re-used in farming.

Animal husbandry sector prospers, but byproducts go to waste

The animal husbandry industry, valued at $23.7 billion, is still struggling with the question of the circular economy. Its by-products, 75 million tons per annum, are being wasted.

Nordic countries share green solutions for circular economy with Vietnam

A scientific seminar titled “Green solutions for circular economy and waste management: Nordic experiences and policy implications for Vietnam” was held in Hanoi on March 23.

Vietnam suggested to join European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform

Vietnam can take part in the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform (ECESP) to make use of Europe’s initiatives and experience in this regard, according to ECESP Vice President Cillian Lohan.

Vietnam needs a policy corridor to promote circular economy

While the circular economy has become a trend in developed economies, it could also be implemented to develop Vietnam if there is an appropriate legal and policy corridor, said experts.

Circular economy is an inevitable path ahead: UNDP

The transition towards a circular economy (CE) offers 4.5 trillion USD in economic opportunities globally by reducing waste, stimulating innovation, and creating employment, according to Ramla Khalidi, Resident Representative of UNDP in Vietnam.

Exporters face tax unless they cut greenhouse gas emissions

Exports to the EU market will become more expensive unless enterprises implement greenhouse gas emission cuts. This will affect the competitiveness of many Vietnamese export companies.

Cashew nut shells pay dirt for green firms

Cashew nuts shells were once believed to be good for nothing and regarded as waste, but the circular economy model has changed everything, turning the waste into big cash spinner.

Vietnam wastes 160 tons of agricultural by-products a year

If 1 million by-products in the seafood industry were processed into valuable products, they would bring in US$4-5 billion. Vietnam produces 160 million tons of by-products a year.

Businesses get set for circular economy

Vietnam’s rapid economic growth has caused environmental challenges which have forced the nation to focus on fostering the development of a circular economy with less pollution and reused and recycled products.

Technology to drive green product formulation and packaging development

Unilever Vietnam's "Clean Future" program aims to develop green products from the inside out through environmentally friendly formulas and packaging, which help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Vietnam approves circular economy development scheme

Deputy Prime Minister Le Minh Khai signed Decision No.687/QD-TTg on June 7 approving the circular economy development scheme and setting some ambitious targets.

How to turn waste into resources?

If waste is buried or burned, it will waste 55% - 67% of the biomass and organic matter in solid waste. If the waste is recycled and reused, Vietnam can save billions of US dollars.

Agricultural by-products: a billion-dollar 'gold mine' in Vietnam

Agricultural by-products are called the "gold mine" of the Vietnam agricultural industry with up to 156 million tons per year. But these lucrative sources have been neglected for many years.

Concerns over discarded face masks and the circular economy

How to treat used face masks is a new problem emerging during the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

Local businesses still not pursuing sustainable development model

Only 2,000 out of 800,000 businesses have joined the Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development, according to the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI).

Turning agricultural waste into cash

The collection and reuse of agricultural by-products not only helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions but also helps farmers have the opportunity to enrich themselves.

Officials highlight circular economy, macro-economic stability at Party Congress

Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha on January 27 emphasised the importance of a circular economy 

Circular economy can create sustainable value in Vietnam: experts

Vietnam jumped five spots to reach 49th position in the world for sustainable development in 2020 on the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, partly thanks to the efforts of local businesses