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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.

Hai Phong government office gives up one-time plastic products

The Hai Phong People's Committee Office has stopped using one-time plastic products as part of its effort to combat pollution.

Da Nang tour operator turns undersea Trashman

Each time he takes tourists to Hon Chao Island and other places around the Son Tra Peninsula in Da Nang City, Dao Dang Cong Trung becomes Trashman.
July 19, 2019 | 11:34 am GMT+7

Under the sea, an ocean of trash: cleanup volunteer

Hurt by the sight of plastic waste invading coral reefs, one man has taken on the risky task of clearing it.
July 14, 2019 | 08:22 pm GMT+7

Endangered sea turtle saved from discarded net in southern Vietnam

An endangered sea turtle entangled in a net was saved by rangers in the Con Dao Island off Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province.
July 05, 2019 | 06:49 pm GMT+7

Second university in Saigon says no to single-use plastic

HCMC Medicine and Pharmacy University says it will stop using single-use water bottles and plastic straw starting this August.
June 29, 2019 | 11:28 am GMT+7

Prime Minister sets ambitious target in plastic waste fight

Vietnam should strive for zero disposable plastic use in urban stores, markets and supermarkets by 2021, the PM says.
June 09, 2019 | 09:48 pm GMT+7

Giant fish ‘eats’ plastic waste in Da Nang environmental appeal

A giant goby fish made from bamboo and coconut leaves appears to swallow plastic waste on a beach in an appeal for environmental protection.
May 20, 2019 | 05:00 pm GMT+7

Tiny East Timor to become world's first plastic-neutral nation

East Timor is set to become the world's first country to recycle all its plastic waste after it teamed up with Australian researchers on Friday to build a revolutionary recycling plant.
May 18, 2019 | 10:28 am GMT+7

Vietnam province restricts single-use plastic in government offices

Government workers in Thua Thien-Hue Province have been told not to use plastic water bottles or plastic bags at the workplace.
May 15, 2019 | 09:25 am GMT+7

US could be outlier if UN clinches plastic waste pact

Countries are nearing agreement to tighten controls on trade in plastic waste, which would make it harder for the U.S. to ship unsorted plastic to Asia for disposal.
May 08, 2019 | 08:15 am GMT+7

Dumping plastic waste in Asia found destroying crops and health

The world’s recyclable plastic is being shipped to Asia where it is illegally dumped, buried or burned in the country with the lightest regulations.
April 23, 2019 | 08:37 am GMT+7

Saigon university says no to plastic straws, bottled water

The HCMC Open University has decided that it will stop using plastic straws and bottled water from next month.
April 21, 2019 | 09:14 am GMT+7

Vietnam plans to build first road made from recycled plastic

Hai Phong plans to use recycled plastic to build more durable roads instead of allowing it to become litter or landfill.
April 19, 2019 | 12:56 pm GMT+7

Vietnam photographer uses camera to fight pollution

A lensman decides to highlight the extent of environmental pollution Vietnam is causing and facing.
March 23, 2019 | 07:30 am GMT+7
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