Huế City in the central province of Thừa Thiên-Huế received 20 smart rubbish bins from tyre manufacturer Bridgestone on Monday.
More than one thousand people participated in the Vietnam Clean Air Days 2018 in Hanoi from December 22-23.
The Vietnam Association for Conservation of Nature and Environment (VACNE) and the Vietnam Environment Administration jointly launched a programme, entitled “For the national green environment”, in Hanoi on December 8 aiming to raise public awareness of acting for ‘green’ purposes.
Through the Ha Long-Cat Ba Alliance (HLCBA), a USAID funded initiative to address the environmental problems in Ha Long Bay and Cat Ba Archipelago, IUCN and its partners are influencing the business sector, especially boat cruises and travel agents, to raise awareness on the importance of reducing plastic waste pollution, and to promote responsible business practices.
"A lot of garbage, mainly nylon bags scattered everywhere, from the water surface to the bottom of Tam Giang lagoon ... It is time to review and appeal for protecting the ecosystem and the living environment", many young people participated in collecting garbage in Tam Giang lagoon, Ngu My Thanh village, Quang Loi commune (Quang Dien district) said
Plastics and solid waste will be turned into artworks with the aim of protecting the environment, as part of the project World without Waste, launched by UNESCO on Wednesday in Hà Nội.
The event was a special occasion to link up all active United Nations (UN) agencies government bodies and relevant development partners, the private sector, local NGOs and young Vietnamese activists and students with collective actions.
Plastic waste is a major source of pollution affecting the environment, human health and well-being. It is also a major threat to coastal nations currently enjoying economic benefits from fishing and aqua-culture.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment launched a campaign on October 12 2018 calling for joint efforts in plastic waste prevention nationwide, in response to the 2018 “Make the world cleaner” campaign.
The Center for Natural Resources and Environment Communication (CNREC), in cooperation with the Vietnam Environment Administration and the Environment Faculty of the Ha Noi University of Natural Resources and Environment (HUNRE) organized the training course on Waste Management and Reducing Open Burning Activities for students at Hanoi University of Natural Resources and Environment.