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A vendor with her campaign fights plastic bag blight

Tran Thi Bao Huong, a vegetable vendor in an alley of HCMC’s Binh Thanh District, has joined the fight against plastic bags.

Ha Long Bay to pilot plastic ban on tourism boats

A pilot project will see 15 firms stop using plastic bags, bottled water and wet paper towels on Ha Long Bay.

Vietnam’s biggest bookstore chain to eschew plastic bags

Fahasa will stop using single-use plastic next month and shift to biodegradable bags and paper wrappings.
July 23, 2019 | 04:00 pm GMT+7

Seven Chinese nationals in Zimbabwe court over rhino horn stash

Seven Chinese nationals appeared in a Zimbabwe court Thursday after they were arrested last month with rhino horn pieces worth nearly a million dollars.
January 04, 2019 | 08:54 am GMT+7

New Year celebrations trash Hanoi pedestrian zone

Trash littered on streets and sidewalks across the Hoan Kiem Lake area greeted Hanoi on the first day of 2019.
January 01, 2019 | 01:31 pm GMT+7

An expat couple launches straw wars in Vietnam

Julia Mesner and Michael Burdge saw a monkey munching a plastic bag and decided to do something about it.
August 09, 2018 | 09:00 am GMT+7

Ban plastic bags? UN seeks to cut pollution as recycling falls short

Up to five trillion plastic bags are used worldwide each year.
June 05, 2018 | 10:30 am GMT+7

Whale dies in Thailand after swallowing 80 plastic bags

An autopsy revealed 80 plastic bags weighing up to eight kilograms in the creature’s stomach.
June 04, 2018 | 11:10 am GMT+7

Quick questions: Young Vietnamese on the global plastic bag fashion trend

We ask young people, from university students to celebs, about the fashion world’s new craze on plastic bags.
April 27, 2018 | 11:11 am GMT+7

Weak green tax can lead to more single-use plastic bags in Vietnam: business group

The weight-based environmental tax can do more harm than good if businesses try to ease the burden by making and using thin plastic bags.
February 08, 2017 | 01:52 pm GMT+7
 
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