Marine Debris & Plastic Pollution

In Vietnam, economic development, together with urbanization and lifestyle behavior change, have led to a plastic pollution crisis. In the last two decades, this country witnessed a surging increase in plastic use, which grew from 3.8 kg/capita in 1990 to 41 kg/capita in 2015 (MONRE, 2020), and then to 81 kg/capita in 2019 (IUCN-EA-QUANTIS, 2020). Approximately 72% of used plastic becomes waste (equivalent to 58 kg of waste/capita/year). According to the survey result of GreenHub (2021) in World Bank’s project in 10 coastal cities and provinces across Vietnam, 93,6% of waste leaking into the environment is plastic.

Confronting this national crisis, the Vietnam Government has determined to reverse the problem of plastic pollution in general and marine plastic litter in particular. Those determinations are most clearly expressed in the promulgation of the National Action Plan for Management of Marine Plastic Litter by 2030 and the principles, the legal frameworks in the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) mechanism for businesses in Vietnam. Contributing to plastic pollution and marine debris reduction, GreenHub implements campaigns for raising public awareness and strengthening local people’s capacities in plastic waste management, concomitant with researching, evaluating and quantifying marine waste, and plastic pollution, marine debris monitoring program and coastal clean-up campaigns.

30 June, 2023

The project “Local solutions for plastic pollution” (LSPP) closure ceremony

On June 21, 2023 in Da Nang, Da Nang Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DONRE) in collaboration with GreenHub, Center for Environmental and Community Research […]
29 June, 2023

Turning a waste hotspot into Binh An recycled playground at Hoa Cuong Nam, Hai Chau, Da Nang

The residential zones of Da Nang city have a backlog of waste hotspots where waste is inadequately gathered and collected. This exists in the Binh An […]
1 June, 2023

Highlights of the campaign “Cleaning needs an hour, clean Can Gio”

No longer enduring the continuous “invasion” of waste, The Division of Natural Resources and Environment of Can Gio district cooperated with The Coca-Cola Foundation, Ocean Conservancy […]
16 May, 2023

Photo competition “Cho Mi – Cho Ta”

Calling all photographers in Da Nang! As part of the project “Reducing plastic waste pollution with local solutions” sponsored by USAID, GreenHub is pleased to introduce […]
27 March, 2023

Award highlights of the competition “searching for innovation in plastic waste cycling”

The competition “Searching for innovation in plastic waste cycling” was launched in February 2023, with participation of Women’s Unions from all the 13 wards of North […]
26 February, 2023


In a world where sustainability and environmental conservation have become more important than ever before, as the global population continues to grow, the impact of human […]
2 February, 2023

North Tu Liem District Women’s Union organizes a campaign to reduce plastic pollution – RELEASE FISH WITHOUT NILON BAGS

On January 14, 2023, with the support of the Green Development Support Center (GreenHub) and Keep Vietnam Clean, the Women’s Union of North Tu Liem District […]
9 January, 2023


50km southeast of Hồ Chí Minh City, Cần Giờ is home to the Cần Giờ Mangrove World Biosphere Reserve – Vietnam’s first World Heritage Site, recognized […]