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

29 April, 2022

Waste audit at 03 primary schools in Da Nang

On April 17 – 28, the Centre for Supporting Green Development (GreenHub) in collaboration with the  Center for Adaptive Capacity Building Research (CAB) conducted a waste […]
26 April, 2022

E-motion – Miniseries Tach Nhua – EP 1 – Online shopping VS Environment: Convenient but harmful

Behind the freeship codes, free orders, and promotions of e-commerce platforms is a buck of plastic waste because pieces of tape, plastic bags, foam boxes, and […]
22 April, 2022

Launching plastic waste photo collection contest “PlasPics Hunter”

In order to raise people’s awareness about the impact of plastic waste on the environment, and promote people’s awareness and responsibility in managing plastic waste, For […]
18 April, 2022

Training on the safe use of plastic and the impact of plastic waste pollution on the environment & human health in Hoan Kiem district

On April 13 – 14, 2022, GreenHub cooperated with the People’s Committees of Trang Tien & Tran Hung Dao wards, Hoan Kiem district to organize a […]
18 April, 2022

Workshop to exchange experiences on environmental protection, solutions to mobilize resources for environmental protection in the locality

On April 15, the delegation from Da Nang included leaders of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Department of […]
29 March, 2022

Launching “Bac Tu Liem women join hands to prevent plastic waste” contest and training on plastic waste treatment in Bac Tu Liem District

On March 28 morning, the Centre for Supporting Green Development (GreenHub), in collaboration with the Women’s Union of Bac Tu Liem District, organized a training session […]
10 March, 2022

Event “Handover ceremony of green houses & waste bins made from recycled plastics to Hoi An City”

On March 10, 2022, at Hoi An’s Central Committee of Vietnamese Fatherland Front, the Hoi An City People’s Committee, Hoi An Women’s Union, with the support […]
4 March, 2022

Webinar “Single-use plastic and its impacts on health”

On the morning of March 2, the webinar “Single-use plastic and its impacts on health” was successfully held via the online platform Zoom and attracted a […]