Marine Debris & Plastic Pollution

In Vietnam, economic development, together with urbanization and lifestyle behavior change, have led to a plastic pollution crisis. In the last two decades, this country witnessed a surging increase in plastic use, which grew from 3.8 kg/capita in 1990 to 41 kg/capita in 2015 (MONRE, 2020), and then to 81 kg/capita in 2019 (IUCN-EA-QUANTIS, 2020). Approximately 72% of used plastic becomes waste (equivalent to 58 kg of waste/capita/year). According to the survey result of GreenHub (2021) in World Bank’s project in 10 coastal cities and provinces across Vietnam, 93,6% of waste leaking into the environment is plastic.

Confronting this national crisis, the Vietnam Government has determined to reverse the problem of plastic pollution in general and marine plastic litter in particular. Those determinations are most clearly expressed in the promulgation of the National Action Plan for Management of Marine Plastic Litter by 2030 and the principles, the legal frameworks in the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) mechanism for businesses in Vietnam. Contributing to plastic pollution and marine debris reduction, GreenHub implements campaigns for raising public awareness and strengthening local people’s capacities in plastic waste management, concomitant with researching, evaluating and quantifying marine waste, and plastic pollution, marine debris monitoring program and coastal clean-up campaigns.

9 January, 2023


On November 15, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, in collaboration with the US Diplomatic Mission to Vietnam, through the United States Agency for International […]
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. […]
28 December, 2022


50km southeast of Hồ Chí Minh City, Cần Giờ is home to the Cần Giờ Mangrove World Biosphere Reserve – Vietnam’s first World Heritage Site, recognized […]
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 […]
4 August, 2022

Q&A and unanimity on the implementation plan for 2022 at Hoi An marine waste monitor training

On August 3, 2022, Hoi An’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment coordinated with Centre for Supporting Green Development (GreenHub) to organize a training program for […]
10 July, 2022

Waste audit program of food street Tong Duy Tan – Hoan Kiem district

The waste audit program of Food Street Tong Duy Tan – Cam Chi Alley lasting 5 days (July 3 – July 7) successfully ended with the […]