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One man's trash is another man's treasure

Saigon has an army of private garbage collectors who complement the efforts of the public utility but also find stuff they can sell.

Saigon green-lights two waste-to-energy plants

HCMC has approved the construction of two plants that will start producing electricity from waste in the next two years.

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.
August 11, 2019 | 08:00 pm GMT+7

Overwhelmed Con Dao Islands to ship trash to mainland

Con Dao Islands, unable to manage the huge amounts of garbage it produces, will pack it and ship it to the mainland for disposal.
February 24, 2019 | 08:30 pm GMT+7

Humans are pooping out plastic, study finds

Plastic has been found in participants' bodies after they consumed food and beverages stored in plastic wrapping, bottles and containers.
October 31, 2018 | 08:24 am GMT+7

Cambodia's 'Rubbish Man' schools children, for trash

A school in Cambodia is mostly built out of recycled waste, and collects trash as tuition fee.
October 12, 2018 | 11:22 am GMT+7

Bac Lieu Province burying itself in a mountain of waste

Officials seem clueless as an overloaded landfill becomes a gargantuan, stinky pollution problem in the Mekong Delta.
August 03, 2018 | 09:01 am GMT+7

In Saigon, a vital job that stinks to high heaven

Sewage workers in Ho Chi Minh City risk their health and lives every day, and they want residents to stop trashing.
July 05, 2018 | 01:16 pm GMT+7

With no bins in sight, trash will remain on Vietnamese streets

Blaming dirty streets on 'irresponsible individuals' is convenient but does nothing to solve the problem.
May 04, 2018 | 08:12 am GMT+7

Australia targets trash-burning plants and recycling in face of China rubbish ban

Other countries have found new destinations such as Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.
April 28, 2018 | 08:03 am GMT+7

Tons of garbage cleaned up from Galapagos coast

A bulk of garbage reaches the island shores from the coasts of Central and South America, and even from the Asia.
March 18, 2018 | 03:31 pm GMT+7

Petroleum company caught dumping untreated waste in protected Hanoi forest

Locals say the company has been trying to cover up the evidence and switched to operating at night following complaints. 
March 14, 2018 | 10:03 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese woman caught sending garbage on 800-mile train journey to Saigon

The woman said a local dump had been closed for upgrade work so there's nowhere for people to dispose of their trash.
November 28, 2017 | 10:28 am GMT+7

Australia’s Trisun Energy to build $520 mln waste treatment plant in Vietnam

Upon completion, it can handle over 40 percent of daily waste volume from Vietnam’s largest city
February 22, 2017 | 02:29 pm GMT+7

Garbage to fuel HCM City's power needs

The city has 2.5 million tons of trash ditched each year and it doesn't want it to go to waste.
October 30, 2016 | 04:34 pm GMT+7
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