The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has reported a large volume of waste from the fishing industry, of which fishing vessels with a length of 6 meters or longer generate over 64,100 tons of plastic waste a year.
Vietnam discharges about 1.8 million tons of plastic waste each year. It is one of 20 countries with the largest amount of plastic waste in the world.
The environmental sector of Ho Chi Minh City has taken various solutions to intensify the management of plastic waste that piles up amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mondelez Kinh Do continues to make progress towards its ambitious commitments to reducing the environmental impact of packaging and tackling plastic waste.
Some 2.62 million tons of plastics in Vietnam are disposed of per year, that is, not recycled, resulting in a waste of 75% of the material value of plastics, which is equivalent to US$2.2 billion to US$2.9 billion per year.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has approved a plan for Vietnam to proactively prepare for and take part in the building of a global agreement on ocean plastic pollution.
Vietnam faces challenges in sorting, recycling and treating plastic waste and current policies for the reuse and recycling of solid waste, including plastic waste, still have shortcomings, according to experts.
BioPlas is one of the most interesting and inspiring projects of the Shark Tank TV Show series, where startups meet "sharks" to seek investors.
A project in HCM City is creating pairs of socks from recycled plastic bottles. And anyone who donated bottles to the scheme last week were given a pair of socks in exchange.
Vietnamese authorities and international organisations discussed ways to reduce plastic waste and marine litter in Vietnam at a workshop held in Hanoi on Friday.
Thousands of tons of furnace dust at the Thai Nguyen Iron and Steel JSC (Tisco) have been left uncovered outdoors in central Thai Nguyen province.