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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. 

Solar cells, wind turbine blades: the waste of the next decade

Wind and solar power plants will emit huge amounts of waste of up to hundreds of thousands of tons in the next 10 years.

Zero waste programme in Vietnam – from movement to habit

Zero waste programme is taking shape in Vietnam to adopt a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Let’s find out how the green initiative has changed people’s thinking and habit.

Where will waste from wind, solar power plants go?

Wind and solar power has been developing at lightening speed in Vietnam recently. Now is the time to think about dealing with the equipment when it’s life cycle ends.

HCM City needs advanced waste-treatment technologies, say experts

HCM City will need to adopt advanced energy-efficient waste-treatment technologies that safeguard the environment, and seek recycling technology to achieve a circular economy, experts said.

Hanoi’s largest landfill suspends operation

Hanoi City’s largest dump site, Nam Son, has temporarily closed down from today, November 2, due to overload and fears over environmental pollution. 

Trading scraps for groceries

As a means to promote environmental protection while supporting the community through the pandemic, grocery stalls in Van Mieu Ward, Dong Da District, Hanoi are letting people trade scraps for food.

Hanoi faces waste storage crisis

Xuan Son Landfill in Hanoi's Son Tay Town stopped receiving waste from October 6 due to overloading. Local authorities have had to move all rubbish to the Nam Son Landfill in Soc Son District which is also reaching full capacity.

Vietnam aims for safe treatment of 100 per cent solid waste in 2050

The Vietnamese Government has set a goal to raise the rate of solid waste collected and safely treated to 100 per cent in 2050 as part of the freshly approved national strategy on green growth for 2021-2030.

Big steel manufacturer fined VND565 million, forced to settle pollution

Thai Nguyen has decided to impose a fine of VND565 million on violations of the environmental protection law, following a series of VietNamNet’s reports last March.

Norway provides US$1.3 million for waste management project in Vietnam

The Government of Norway will provide US$1.3 million for a project to scale up integrated and inclusive waste management models by empowering the informal sector and fostering the circular economy in Vietnam.

‘Green’ school promotes waste value

Primary school of Tran Dai Nghia in Da Nang began a recycling kitchen system to reduce 60 per cent of waste released each month, saving VND1 million (US$43) in garbage treatment fees, while producing 100kg of nutritional compost each month.

Roadmap needed to develop ‘clean’ auto industry

To develop electric vehicle industry, charging stations, batteries and reasonable prices are all needed. But an overall policy for these issues is not yet available in Vietnam, particularly battery waste disposal and treatment.