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Southeast Asian countries need tougher plastic policies to curb pollution: UN

Southeast Asian countries, among the world’s worst ocean polluters, need tougher regulations for plastic packaging to curb leakage, a United Nations report said.

Get drastic against plastic, experts advise Hanoi

Hanoi should emulate anti-plastic actions in other cities, like stopping use of bottled water and making packaging firms pay for collection and recycling.

Public reluctance impedes fight against plastic

Vietnam seeks to reduce plastic use, but is hampered by people seeing plastic bags as convenient and rampant evasion of plastic tax.  
October 25, 2019 | 07:40 am GMT+7

Saigon wants all retail outlets free of plastic bags

All supermarkets, shopping malls, convenience stories and bookstores in Saigon are to replace plastic bags with environmentally friendly options by 2020.
October 07, 2019 | 04:27 pm GMT+7

How one man made a difference to keeping a commune clean

For the last three months Dinh Ty has spent his weekends rowing a boat along a canal in his hometown in Quang Binh Province.
October 01, 2019 | 01:55 pm GMT+7

Vietnam produces biodegradable plastic bag from waste

Vietnam has started producing biodegradable plastic bags that can break down in less than three years into CO2 and water when buried.
September 25, 2019 | 11:12 am GMT+7

Don't float plastic lanterns on rivers, says Buddhist Sangha

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha has asked followers not to use any plastic in floral lanterns floated on rivers as a form of prayer.
September 10, 2019 | 02:00 pm GMT+7

Vietnam plastic waste problem goes from bad to worse

Vietnamese per capita plastic waste is the third highest in Southeast Asia after increasing more than 10-fold in the last three decades.
September 06, 2019 | 03:03 pm GMT+7

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.
August 11, 2019 | 08:26 am GMT+7

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.
August 07, 2019 | 02:29 pm GMT+7

HCMC restricts single-use plastic in government offices

The HCMC administration has asked government employees to limit the use of bottled water, plastic bags and straws in the workplace.
July 31, 2019 | 08:05 am GMT+7

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

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

Hanoi installation exhibition to underline problem of waste

A joint Vietnamese-French exhibition titled ‘Let’s reduce waste!’ will open next week at the French Cultural Center in Hanoi.
July 08, 2019 | 11:02 am 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
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