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Hanoi has plans for 17 waste treatment sites, but only three are operating.

Hanoi needs urgent, optimal solution for waste treatment capacity

Hanoi needs an urgent and optimal solution for waste treatment, environmental experts have said.

Hanoi: Many areas flooded with garbage

Local residents block Hanoi garbage dump over land compensation dispute.

Fees charged for recycling to take effect in 2024

High fees charged for recycling would provide an incentive for manufacturers to re-design their products and packages in a more environmentally-friendly way.

HCM City seeks to prevent illegal waste dumping

HCM City’s environmental sector is taking steps to prevent illegal dumping of domestic waste transported from neighbouring provinces to the city.

Vietnam needs to look into recycling discarded vehicles: experts

Statistics revealed that Vietnam has 4.5 million cars and 60 million motorbikes currently in use, and these figures are growing.

Vietnam’s first recycled plastic-made school inaugurated

A kindergarten school made of recycled plastic – the first of this kind in Vietnam, was put into operation on September 9 in Cao Son commune in Muong Khuong district of the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai.

Policies on household solid waste still display inadequacy

The amount of household solid waste (HSW) in major cities nationwide is expected to increase by 10-16 percent a year on average.

New initiative to recycle 3,000 tonnes of cartons

A carton recycling initiative will be piloted in Ho Chi Minh City from August 2022 to March 2023, aiming to collect and fully recycle 3,000 tonnes of used drink cartons into new products, such as paperboard and eco-friendly roofing materials.

Con Dao Island faces rising amount of waste

Over 70,000 tonnes of waste has been accumulated in the southern island of Con Dao while local authorities are seeking measures to deal with the rising amount of rubbish at overloaded dumping sites in the area.

Refusing to sort garbage will result in fines from August

The maximum fine for an administrative violation in the field of environmental protection is VND1 billion (nearly $43 thousand) for individuals and VND2 billion (over $85 thousand) for organizations.

Hanoi’s waste-to-energy plant still on trial run as garbage piles up on streets

A representative of the Soc Son waste-to-energy Plant affirmed that technically the plant can be put into operation but some administrative procedures are still needed.

Vietnam losses US$3 billion/year from waste

According to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Vietnam is among the top four countries with the largest amount of plastic waste discharged into the environment, estimated at more than 1.8 million tons per year.

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.

Vietnam among 20 countries with largest plastic waste discharge

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. 

Domestic waste fee to be charged based on volume

Solid waste classification at source and volume-based waste fee collection must be implemented by 2024, according to the roadmap of the new Environment Law which took effect on January 1, 2022.

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.

Vietnam’s largest waste-to-power plant to become operational soon

A plant to generate electricity from waste in Hanoi, with a capacity of handling 4,000 tonnes of solid refuse daily, is expected to become operational by the end of this month.

HCM City to treat all domestic waste with incineration, recycling by 2030

The HCM City Department of Natural Resources and Environment targets increasing the volume of domestic waste treated with incineration and recycling technologies to at least 80 per cent by 2025 and 100 per cent by 2030.

Finding sustainable waste management solutions for Hanoi

The capital Hanoi is one of the biggest and most modern cities in the country, but its waste treatment capacity does not match the growth of the city.