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Vietnamese students make biodegradable bags from algae

Algae is an extremely cheap raw material and algae-made products have competitive advantages as they are friendly to the environment, nonpolluting and completely biodegradable.

Students turn discarded plastic bags into bricks

Tonnes of plastic waste, particularly discarded plastic bags threaten our planet with environmental pollution, and by now almost everybody knows it.

Hanoi, Hoi An intensify fight against plastic wastes

The Hanoi People’s Committee has asked all of its organisations and agencies to refrain from using plastic bags and single-use plastics starting from this month.

Vietnamese students make paving materials from plastic bags

Five students from the Hanoi-based Transport University have successfully produced a street paving material from plastic bags.

HCM City students produce edible bags from potatoes

Two students in HCM City have used potatoes to make food bags which are edible and friendly to the environment.

Large Thai retailers to stop handing out plastic bags from 2020

Large retailers and convenience stores in Thailand have pledged to stop giving plastic bags to customers from next year to reduce plastic waste, the country’s environment minister announced.

Eco-fuel and plastic bags face sluggish consumption in Vietnam

Traders of E5 biofuel and biodegradable plastics bags are calling for government incentives to encourage the use of such products.

Hanoi says no to plastic bags, disposable plastic products

Enterprises in Hanoi have implemented many concrete and practical action programmes to prevent the use of plastic bags and disposable plastic products.

Hanoi: Three drug traffickers sentenced to death

The People’s Court of Hanoi on June 25 sentenced three members of a drug gang to death for the illegal trade and trafficking of drugs.

Biodegradable bags in Vietnam and barriers

Among more than 500 businesses producing plastic bags in Vietnam, only about 30 have environmental-friendly certificates issued by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.


It’s time for biodegradable plastic bags in Vietnam

The environmental protection tax on plastic bags are expected to increase from VND30,000-50,000 to VND40,000-200,000 per kilo. The new tax rates would help change consumption habits and offer opportunities to biodegradable bag manufacturers.

Environmental tax hikes planned for HCFC, plastic bags

When a bill on amendments and supplements to the Law on Environmental Protection Tax is approved by the National Assembly, environmental protection taxes on HCFC (hydro-choloro-flouro-carbon) solution and plastic bags might be raised.

Finance Ministry proposes tax hikes on petrol, plastic bags

The Ministry of Finance has proposed, in a draft law, to almost triple the environmental protection tax on oil and gas consumption from the current VND3,000 (US$0.13) to VND8,000 per litre. 

Environmentally friendly products a hard sell in VN

VietNamNet Bridge – Many environmentally friendly products such as biodegradable packages and non-baked bricks have been in the market for years, but the enterprises that produce these products are having a hard time developing them.

Plastic bags shouldn't be free

 VietNamNet Bridge – Hoang Duong Tung, Deputy Head of Environment General Department, spoke to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper about the tax on plastic bags that are not environmentally friendly.

HCM City attempts to cut use of plastic bags

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has urged HCM City to reduce the use of plastic bags to protect the environment.

Plastic bags still more popular than biodegradable bags

 VietNamNet Bridge – The amount of plastic bags used every year in Vietnam has been increasing rapidly, even though they have been heavily taxed since 2012.

Island says ‘no’ to plastic bags

 VietNamNet Bridge – Residents of Cu Lao Cham (Cham Isle) have chosen to show their love of their land by refusing to use plastic bags.

High fees valid protection for world's biggest cave

 VietNamNet Bridge –Last week Viet Nam News asked readers whether they had any plans to explore the world's largest cave, Son Doong, in central Quang Binh Province, and for suggestions on how to balance exploration with preservation.

School travel pics elicit bridge pledge

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang has quickly responded to photos of children being hauled to school across a swollen river in plastic bags.