Local Solutions for Plastic Pollution – USAID


Project Title:
Local Solutions for Plastic Pollution (LSPP project)
Location:
4 cities: Hanoi, Ha Long (Quang Ninh), Da Nang and Hoi An (Quang Nam)
Period:
3 years (1st August 2020 – July 31st 2023)
Donor:
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Project implementers:
Centre for Supporting Green Development (GreenHub - Coordinator)
Institute Of Strategy And Policy On Natural Resources And Environment (ISPONRE)
Hanoi University of Public Health - VietNam One Health University Network (HUPH-VOHUN)
Global Integrated Management System Company Limited (GIMASYS)

Vietnam is listed as 1 of the top 5 plastic waste polluters of the world’s oceans, discharging 0.28 – 0.73 million tons annually. Nationally, plastics pollution is increasingly receiving policy attention, but local knowledge access, collaboration and capacity for behavior change are weak. Moreover, there is no central initiative or internet-based platform on plastics pollution in Vietnam for actors to interact and network, nor mobile solutions (mHealth) to deliver environmental health education, reliable plastic waste community information, and support collective action to prioritize action, create online groups, or share community solutions. The ‘Local Solutions for Plastic Pollution’ (LSPP) project is funded by USAID under the program of Local Works for Environmental Health which will be implemented by GreenHub and 03 sub-awardees (ISPONRE, HUPH-VOHUN, GIMASYS) from August 2020 to July 2023.

The goal of this project is to reduce plastics pollution by building collective action from the ground up by strengthening and uniting networks, communities and individuals through: 1) environmental health literacy, 2) locally-determined and data-driven solutions for advocacy, 3) policy advocacy, 4) business innovation, 5) combining traditional media and emerging communications technologies

This project aims to achieve this goal through the following Objectives:
Objective 1: Increased capacity of local actors to collectively engage and network with constituents, stakeholders, government, and resource partners addressing plastic pollution related to health
Objective 2: Increased local capacity to produce, access, and use data to monitor, analyze, publicize and advocate policy solutions for locally-determined plastics related environmental health problems

7 August, 2022

2022 marine waste monitoring in Hoi An (Phase 1)

On August 4, 5, and 6, the 2022 marine waste monitoring in Hoi An (phase 1) took place at 3 beaches in Cua Dai area under […]
5 August, 2022

Plastics and Health training for teachers at Trang An Primary School

On August 3, GreenHub had a training session on Plastics and Health for all teachers of Trang An Primary School. Through interesting activities and challenges, teachers […]
4 August, 2022

Q&A and unanimity on the implementation plan for 2022 at Hoi An marine waste monitor training

On August 3, 2022, Hoi An’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment coordinated with Centre for Supporting Green Development (GreenHub) to organize a training program for […]
10 July, 2022

Waste audit program of food street Tong Duy Tan – Hoan Kiem district

The waste audit program of Food Street Tong Duy Tan – Cam Chi Alley lasting 5 days (July 3 – July 7) successfully ended with the […]
8 July, 2022

“PlastiNOvation” – The finding business model to reduce plastic waste toward a circular economy contest officially opened

Application form: https://bit.ly/3RdqFZ7 Registration deadline: 23:59 July 22, 2022 Currently, Vietnam is one of the countries with an alarming amount of untreated plastic waste. According to […]
29 June, 2022

Symposium “Promoting Circular Economy solutions to reduce the impact of plastic pollution on health”

As part of the discussion session of the Kick-off Conference to develop a National Action Plan to implement a circular economy, on the afternoon of June […]
28 June, 2022

Promote circular economy actions that contribute to achieving net-zero commitment

The plenary session of the Conference kicking off the development of the National Action Plan to implement the circular economy that took place this morning (February […]
25 June, 2022

How did LSPP project and the children at the Dinh Quan Pagoda’s retreat learn about plastic?

Children are the pillars that create the future of the country. Therefore, helping children learn about plastics and use them properly is also how we prepare […]