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SOS from polluted beaches

Many localities in Vietnam have faced serious white pollution or plastic pollution. Plastic debris is found everywhere.

 

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Staff of the Cham Islands Marine Conserve Management Unit in Hoi An on a diving trip to clean up the seabed

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After high tides or big waves, tens of thousands of plastic bags, bottles and debris drift to shore in Da Loc commune, Thanh Hoa province

 

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Tho Quang fishing port in Da Nang city is flooded with 'white' waste

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Man Quang villagers on Son Tra peninsula are 'encircled' by plastic litter

 

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An increasing number of fishing ships is a reason behind plastic pollution at Tho Quang fishing port in Da Nang city

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Plastic trash drift on Man Quang bay, Son Tra peninsula

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Volunteers of 'Cleaning up Son Tra' group collect plastic waste in the Black Rock area in Da Nang city

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Da Nang has a team of around 500 young volunteers who regularly clean up beaches on Son Tra peninsula

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Foreign visitors join locals in collecting waste on My Khe beach in Da Nang city

 

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Callan Meyer from South Africa joins locals to clean up Da Den (Black Rock) on Son Tra

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Young people from Da Nang transfer waste collected on Son Tra peninsula to boats for disposal ashore

 

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A number of businesses have invested in producing biodegradable packaging, bags, bottles, cups, straws and even fishing nets, to substitute plastic and nylon products. The movement to fight plastic pollution has spread nationwide, especially in big cities and coastal areas

 

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Many businesses have now manufactured biodegradable products to replace plastics

 

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Installation art programs performed nationwide have helped raise public awareness about the harmful impacts of plastic waste 

 

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