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Don't let trash go to waste by burying it, Vietnam advised

Vietnam should tighten rules on sorting trash and promote recycling to minimize its burial, experts said at a conference Wednesday.

HCMC waste dumps great place to live, says private firm

A Vietnamese company has sought permission to explore the possibility of developing two retired landfills in Ho Chi Minh City into residential areas.

Modernize or close down, HCMC chairman warns waste treatment plants

HCMC Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong on Friday ordered waste treatment plants to apply advanced technologies or face suspension.
July 21, 2019 | 07:55 am GMT+7

As environmental concerns rise, are Vietnamese finally paying heed to trash?

Vietnamese are intensifying their battle against trash as the amount rises with consumption in major cities, posing an environmental threat.
July 19, 2019 | 02:13 pm GMT+7

Major cities grapple with garbage problem

Vietnam uses landfills but its cities are running out of space and people are unhappy with their pollution threat and, especially, odor.
July 18, 2019 | 08:30 am GMT+7

How Vietnam deals with 70,000 tons of daily waste

Vietnam discharges around 70,000 tons of trash every day; not much is sorted and most is buried.
July 16, 2019 | 02:01 pm GMT+7

Hanoi residents suffer the stink of uncollected trash

Stinking trash continues to torment many Hanoi residents despite blockages to a major landfill being cleared last Saturday.
July 10, 2019 | 04:18 pm GMT+7

Da Nang residents block garbage dump to demand its relocation

Da Nang City residents are protesting against a proposed waste treatment complex by blocking entry to it for garbage trucks.
July 08, 2019 | 11:59 am GMT+7

Hanoi urban company wants to name and shame litterbugs

Hanoi Urban Environment Company wants Hoan Kiem District authorities to shame people littering streets around Sword Lake by publicly displaying their images.
June 12, 2019 | 12:51 pm GMT+7

Hanoi use of cameras against littering does the trick

Catching litterbugs in the act on camera is helping Hanoi keep streets clean.
May 18, 2019 | 07:30 am GMT+7

Da Nang seeks military land for new landfill

Running out of space, Da Nang City has asked for a piece of military land to expand its sole landfill.
April 07, 2019 | 11:00 am 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

Garbage piles up on Hanoi streets as protestors block road to dump

People living around a waste treatment complex in Hanoi have been blocking the road leading to it due to a compensation dispute.
January 14, 2019 | 10:41 am GMT+7

Why Saigon’s waste segregation plan fails

The city introduced sorting of waste at source years ago, but it has not gone well.
November 28, 2018 | 07:30 pm GMT+7

HCMC gets serious about sorting its trash

Vietnam’s biggest city will have all families separate organic and inorganic waste after 2020 and fine those who fail to do so.
November 18, 2018 | 10:55 am GMT+7
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