In the middle of June 2020, GreenHub has synthesized and shared lessons learned from waste treatment models in Ha Long, Hoi An, Quy Nhon, etc. at the Conference about Orientations to reduce domestic solid waste and plastic waste in Phu Yen province.
Thereby, GreenHub proposed waste treatment scenarios for Phu Yen – which is the follower province – to learn from experience. GreenHub also emphasized the story of plastic waste treatment- should not only focus on single treating- should be included in the general waste treatment plan. GreenHub proposed that Phu Yen should have a priority plan for classifying, treating with organic wastes – the sort of waste accounting for over 80% about weight (according to the waste audit results in Phu Yen in 2019)- this reason also leads to the difficulty in sorting waste and reducing the effort to turn waste into a resource.
Regarding the plan to construct the incineration plant, GreenHub suggested that Phu Yen should work closely with the investment company to ensure compliance with the technical commitments of incinerator as well as the necessary to classify waste at the source to make use of the most resource as well as to optimize the capacity of the incinerator.
Also at this event, Phu Yen province officially committed to participate in the Urban Reducing Plastic program to reduce and progress to eliminate plastic waste pollution, with the goal of reducing 30% plastic waste released into environment in 2025. The program has the attendance of leaders from the Vietnam Administration of Sea and Islands (Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment), the People’s Committee of Phu Yen province, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the Centre for Supporting Green Development (GreenHub).
GreenHub will continue to accompany Phu Yen province on the path of ZERO WASTE practice, action for a greener Phu Yen!