Waste Management

Vietnam has a growing waste management crisis. Rapid economic growth, urbanisation and changed lifestyles have increased solid waste, with an estimated 15% in urban and 45-60% in rural areas not collected, and only 10% recovered for recycling or reuse. Domestic solid waste generated nationwide averages 61,000 Tons/day (22.3 MTons/year) with 71% dumped in landfills. Further, total waste is expected to increase by 100% in less than 15 years. This leakage into the environment, especially plastics are major pollutants on land, water and air affecting human health and causing ecological damage. At the same time, sustainable development opportunities exist. Studies indicate that achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 12.4 (responsible chemical and waste management) is a low-risk strategy for achieving national progress on many of the SDGs.

With mounting global pressure and increased public interest, progress against plastic waste gained momentum in Vietnam with important results. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc made a landmark announcement, banning single-use plastic products by 2025, and other initiatives including a review of plastic waste policies. He welcomed the establishment of a coalition of businesses to resolve the plastic waste challenge. Announcements also indicated Vietnam will end plastic scrap imports from 2025. GreenHub leveraged this momentum by leading new waste assessments in communities, business, education and tourism enterprises, strengthening waste networks and advocacy.

27 September, 2019

Environmental Education Through Waste Audit: Hopeful Sign From Ethnic Minority Boarding School of Phu Yen

Waste audit program at Ethnic Minority Boarding School of Phu Yen ends up with not only obtaining reliable data of the state of waste in audited […]
24 September, 2019

Waste Audit in Phu Yen: From Meaningful Data to Practicing Zero-Waste

From 25/6/2019 to 14/9/2019, GreenHub have conducted two waste audit periods in order to obtain data and information regarding the current status of waste in Phu […]
23 September, 2019

GreenTalk Competition

Environmental protection is the responsibility of everyone. To raise awareness of how the public can get involved, focusing specifically on youth engagement, GreenHub is running a […]
18 September, 2019

Plastic Action Network Celebrates One Year of Impact

The Plastic Action Network celebrates one year of impact.
9 September, 2019

BIO- PRODUCTS FROM ORGANIC WASTE – AS PERCEIVED BY WOMEN AND ADOLESCENT IN PHU YEN PROVINCE

On 5th September 2019, with the support of the People’s Committee and the cooperation of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) of Phu Yen […]
24 July, 2019

Turning Trash to Treasure: Women Creating Change and Innovation

GreenHub has just completed its first year of the Plastic Action Network – tackling the urgent issue of plastic pollution in Vietnam at a grassroots level. […]
1 July, 2019
Plastic free July

Plastic Free July

Will you join us and take part in #plasticfreeJuly?
8 June, 2019

RECYCLE FESTIVAL 2019

With more than 1 month of preparation, 1 week of urgently collecting, and 2 days of hard working from 5am to 12pm, Ha Noi – Quang […]