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Only 20 pct of Vietnam's landfills are hygienic: expert

Only 20 percent of Vietnam's 660 landfills are "hygienic," according to Nguyen Huu Dung, director of the Vietnam Institute for Urban Environment and Technology.

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.

Near Hanoi, a village welcomes trash

For three decades, 700 households in Minh Khai Village have been making a good living from trash.​   
August 07, 2019 | 08:31 am GMT+7

Deal with the stink, HCMC tells waste management firms

HCMC on Saturday asked three major waste treatment companies to quickly find solutions to deal with the stench they produced.
August 05, 2019 | 10:38 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

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

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

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

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 join #trashtag challenge with enthusiasm

Vietnamese have taken up the viral #trashtag challenge by posting ‘before and after’ photos of cleaned up public spaces on social media.
March 15, 2019 | 05:00 pm GMT+7

HCMC to spend $1.2 million on canal clean-up

HCMC will spend more than VND28 billion ($1.2 million) to clear its canals off water hyacinth, other weeds and waste.
March 02, 2019 | 08:00 pm GMT+7

A beautiful communal house rises from rubble in north Vietnam

Using mountain debris and abandoned scaffolding, a group of creative architects have built a stunning public building in Ha Nam.
December 07, 2018 | 08:28 pm GMT+7

Importers lay scrap import policy to waste

Vietnam has been saying no more waste imports, but a port in southern Vietnam has paid no heed.
October 09, 2018 | 08:17 am GMT+7

Trash occupies Vietnam’s imperial citadel

The Imperial Citadel of Hue is surrounded by ugly piles of domestic waste dumped into the Ngu Ha River.
August 12, 2018 | 03:32 pm GMT+7

Japan, US top H1 exporters of scrap to Vietnam

Japan and the U.S. were the two top exporters of scrap into Vietnam in the first six months of this year.
August 01, 2018 | 07:45 am GMT+7
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