Zero Waste

Along with economic development and urbanization, the amount of solid waste generated in Vietnam has steadily increased at an annual rate of about 10% (Trương, N.T., & Halonen, I., 2018). In 2019, the amount of domestic plastic waste discharged nationwide was 64,658 tons/ day, an increase of 46% compared to 44,000 tons/ day in 2010 (MoNRE, 2019). Nonetheless, only 15% of the country’s generated plastic waste is recycled or reused (NPAP, 2020). The rest ends up mainly in landfills, open dumpsites, incinerators, or in the environment.

To tackle issues related to waste management, the Vietnam government has adopted the National Strategy on Integrated Solid Waste Management up to 2025, with the goal to minimize solid waste, strengthen integrated management of solid waste, and simultaneously implement solutions to promote waste management. GreenHub leveraged this momentum to be a pioneer in fostering Zero Waste practices in Vietnam by evaluating waste management, designing and implementing Zero Waste model (models for the collection, sorting, reuse, and recycling of domestic waste, organic waste,...)​ in communities, business, education and tourism enterprises. GreenHub strives to strengthen Zero Waste networks, develop professional staff, database systems related to Zero Waste, and promote advocacy.

27 March, 2023

Phu Yen Ethnic Minority Boarding High School – Waste Audit 2021

Returning to the first Zero Waste School of Phu Yen – Ethnic Minority Boarding School after nearly 4 years since the first waste audit, we were […]
27 March, 2023

Zero waste practice in Son islet and Cai Rang floating market in Can Tho city

Zero waste practice in Son islet and Cai Rang floating market in Can Tho city On March 1sta delegation of the Centre for Supporting Green Development […]
27 March, 2023

Greenhub and Cai Rang district leaders and officials in Can Tho city cooperate to achieve the goal of the project “For a zero waste Mekong river”

In early March, GreenHub met with leaders of the Cai Rang District People’s Committee and Can Tho City Environmental Protection Sub-Department on the process of piloting […]
27 March, 2023

Two schools in Phu Yen approved the document on reducing plastic waste within the school

Many schools have made positive moves in building a foundation to develop “No Plastic Waste” schools. This is a move to raise awareness of environmental protection […]
18 January, 2023

Closing the project Empowering Women In The Plastic Waste Recycling Value Chain (Gender x Plastic)

The Conference to summarize the implementation of the project ” Empowering Women In The Plastic Waste Recycling Value Chain” taking place on August 30, 2022, is […]
12 January, 2023

Advanced Training for Women Informal Waste Workers

Following the first steps of efforts to support women who work as informal recyclable waste collectors in Phú Yên province, GreenHub and Phú Yên Women’s Union […]
9 January, 2023


The campaign “Our ocean is not home for plastic” is implemented by GreenHub within the framework of the project “The Accelerating Efforts to Reduce Ocean Plastic […]
9 January, 2023

For Zero Waste to Mekong River – Promoting circular economy in Floating markets in Cần Thơ

With the goal to reducing the amount of waste in the Cần Thơ rivers and improving economic efficiency for people through the circular economy model, the […]