Hanoi People's Committee have announced that it will start cutting down the use of disposable plastic products at meetings and conferences starting from September 1.
Hanoi authorities have asked departments and agencies to stop using small plastic bottled water. They will start to use environmentally-friendly products or multi-use containers. The use of plastic cups, straws and bags will be limited during office transportation and trading.
Departments and state-owned enterprises will launch movements to prevent plastic waste and say no to disposable plastic products.
Starting from 2020, the Department of Finance will stop allocating funds to state offices to buy disposable plastic products at meetings and conferences.
Many cities in Vietnam have banned disposable plastic bags as a call to protect the environment. In April, the Danang City authorities have asked local departments to stop using plastic products at work and banned plastic bottles at official meetings and conferences.
Danang authorities have made several moves to protect the environment. It will implement a rubbish classification plan in Hai Chau District this July and expand to other areas from September.
Disposable plastic products will be replaced by products made of environmentally-friendly materials by business facilities in Ha Long Bay in the northern province of Quang Ninh from September 1.
After HCMC authorities launched an ‘anti-plastic waste’ program, producers and distributors drew up long-term programs to reduce plastic waste.
Enterprises in Hanoi have implemented many concrete and practical action programmes to prevent the use of plastic bags and disposable plastic products.