Local Solutions for Plastic Pollution – USAID

Project Title:
Local Solutions for Plastic Pollution (LSPP project)
4 cities: Hanoi, Ha Long (Quang Ninh), Da Nang and Hoi An (Quang Nam)
3 years (1st August 2020 – July 31st 2023)
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Project implementers:
Centre for Supporting Green Development (GreenHub - Coordinator)
Institute Of Strategy And Policy On Natural Resources And Environment (ISPONRE)
Hanoi University of Public Health - VietNam One Health University Network (HUPH-VOHUN)
Global Integrated Management System Company Limited (GIMASYS)

Vietnam is listed as 1 of the top 5 plastic waste polluters of the world’s oceans, discharging 0.28 – 0.73 million tons annually. Nationally, plastics pollution is increasingly receiving policy attention, but local knowledge access, collaboration and capacity for behavior change are weak. Moreover, there is no central initiative or internet-based platform on plastics pollution in Vietnam for actors to interact and network, nor mobile solutions (mHealth) to deliver environmental health education, reliable plastic waste community information, and support collective action to prioritize action, create online groups, or share community solutions. The ‘Local Solutions for Plastic Pollution’ (LSPP) project is funded by USAID under the program of Local Works for Environmental Health which will be implemented by GreenHub and 03 sub-awardees (ISPONRE, HUPH-VOHUN, GIMASYS) from August 2020 to July 2023.

The goal of this project is to reduce plastics pollution by building collective action from the ground up by strengthening and uniting networks, communities and individuals through: 1) environmental health literacy, 2) locally-determined and data-driven solutions for advocacy, 3) policy advocacy, 4) business innovation, 5) combining traditional media and emerging communications technologies

This project aims to achieve this goal through the following Objectives:
Objective 1: Increased capacity of local actors to collectively engage and network with constituents, stakeholders, government, and resource partners addressing plastic pollution related to health
Objective 2: Increased local capacity to produce, access, and use data to monitor, analyze, publicize and advocate policy solutions for locally-determined plastics related environmental health problems

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 […]
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 […]
9 January, 2023

Memorable moments of Green House model closing event

On the afternoon of October 3, 2022, Hội An City Women’s Union held an event to summarize the operation of the Green House model of 2022. […]
12 October, 2022

TOP 5 đội thi chính thức lộ diện PlastiNOvation

Vậy là hành trình PlastiNOvation đã bước đến chặng cuối cùng của cuộc thi. Chắc hẳn mọi người đang vô cùng nóng lòng muốn biết những […]
7 August, 2022

2022 marine waste monitoring in Hoi An (Phase 1)

On August 4, 5, and 6, the 2022 marine waste monitoring in Hoi An (phase 1) took place at 3 beaches in Cua Dai area under […]
5 August, 2022

Plastics and Health training for teachers at Trang An Primary School

On August 3, GreenHub had a training session on Plastics and Health for all teachers of Trang An Primary School. Through interesting activities and challenges, teachers […]