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Zero Waste to Mekong River – DOW

Zero Waste

Project Details

Project Title:Zero Waste to Mekong River: Pilot Circular Economy model for Floating markets in Can Tho
Location:Cai Rang floating market and Con Son tourist area, Can Tho city
Period:15 months (11/2021 - 02/2023)
Sponsor:Dow Chemical Vietnam Limited Liability Company (Abbreviated name: DOW)


Implementer:Department of Natural Resources and Environment of Can Tho city
Sub-awardee:Center for Supporting Green Development - GreenHub (Coordinator)
Co-implementer:Research Center for Resources and Rural Development (RECERD)


By managing waste from sources discharged into the Mekong River in the territory of Can Tho, this project will build and promote a pilot model of a circular economy in Vietnam, reduce waste from rivers into the sea and create behavioral change in waste management for local communities living on the river.

In this project, we focus on reshaping waste come to be resources, promoting the collection, classification, reuse and recycling of waste. This will maximize the product's life and minimize the negative impact of waste to the environment.