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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 ...

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 ...

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

China plastic waste ban throws global recycling into chaos

China's ban on accepting the world's used plastic has plunged global recycling into turmoil.
April 24, 2019 | 08:24 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

Local supermarkets use banana leaves as packing material

A number of supermarkets are experimenting with packing fruits and vegetables in banana leaves as an environment-friendly measure.
April 20, 2019 | 07:18 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

Return scrap stuck at ports to sender, Vietnam ministry proposes

The Ministry of Finance has proposed that scrap stuck at ports is auctioned and/or re-exported towards mitigating adverse environmental impacts.
April 09, 2019 | 04:20 pm GMT+7

Natgeo lensman Instagrams ugly Nha Trang habit

National Geographic photographer Michael Yamashita has Instagrammed a dirty habit of some Nha Trang residents, trashing its beautiful beaches.
April 05, 2019 | 09:54 am GMT+7

Vietnamese supermarkets go back to leaves, leaving plastic bags

Several Vietnamese supermarkets have started using banana leaves to wrap vegetables in an effort to reduce plastic waste.
April 03, 2019 | 08:13 am GMT+7

European Parliament votes to ban single-use plastics

The European Parliament has voted to ban single-use plastic cutlery, straws and other disposable items as part of a law against plastic waste that pollutes oceans and kills sea ...
March 28, 2019 | 01:40 pm GMT+7

Vietnam to end plastic scrap imports from 2025

Vietnam will not import plastic scrap from 2025 and will deal with the scrap consignments stuck at ports, the government has said.
March 27, 2019 | 12:13 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

A photographer exposes Vietnam's ugly underbelly - marine pollution

Nguyen Viet Hung drove across the length and the breadth of the country's coast to document plastic waste polluting the sea. 
March 21, 2019 | 12:07 pm GMT+7
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