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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.

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

Four Vietnam carriers get on board with plastic fight

Vietnam Airlines, Bamboo Airways, VietJet Air and Jetstar Pacific are planning to phase out single-use plastics off their flights.
June 23, 2019 | 08:16 pm GMT+7

Corporate sector joins recycling campaign in Vietnam

Nine corporate biggies have joined hands to recycle packaging materials, aiming at 100 percent recycling by 2030.
June 22, 2019 | 08:02 pm GMT+7

Hoi An uses common reed instead of plastic straws

The wide use of common reed straws has added to the beauty of ancient town Hoi An, a UNESCO cultural heritage site in central Vietnam.
June 17, 2019 | 04:14 pm GMT+7

Garbage chokes northern Vietnam mangrove forests

Several coastal mangrove forests in Hai Phong City are losing trees to garbage swept in from the sea.
June 15, 2019 | 11:00 am GMT+7

Vietnam football team, coach appointed ambassadors for anti-plastic waste campaign

The Vietnamese national men’s football team and its coach will be ambassadors for a campaign to limit single-use plastic products.
June 12, 2019 | 12:00 pm 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

Hanoi exhibition exposes people’s apathy to pollution

Over 100 photographs taken around the country show the Vietnamese coast is being overwhelmed by garbage.
June 04, 2019 | 05:00 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
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