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.

24 May, 2022

E-motion – Miniseries Tach Nhua – Ep 5 – Students’ minimalist lifestyle (Part 3): Simplify the refrigerator

Refrigerator – your family’s “stomach” is having to hold too much food and leftovers every day. This not only affects the preservation of food quality but […]
17 May, 2022

E-motion – Miniseries Tach Nhua – EP 4 – Students’ minimalist lifestyle (Part 2): Tips to decorate minimalist rooms

Continuing the 3 podcast episodes with interesting topics, let’s “uncover” the story of the two students’ economical and minimalist room decoration in episode 04. Surely this […]
17 May, 2022

Sharing of Women’s Union in Bac Tu Liem district after the training

Recently, the Women’s Union of Bac Tu Liem district conducted a training to improve knowledge on garbage collection, classification, and treatment of organic waste in some […]
10 May, 2022

E-motion – Miniseries Tach Nhua – EP 3 – Students’ minimalist lifestyle (Part 1) – Minimal fashion

Many individuals turn to a minimalist lifestyle as a means of calming their minds and bodies when life becomes too hectic. Even if you’ve heard of […]
9 May, 2022

Training “Safe use of plastic & replace single-use plastic in business” in Hoan Kiem district

On May 6, GreenHub organized a training session in combination with consultations with business households in the area of ​​Tong Duy Tan food street & Hang […]
8 May, 2022

One month after implementing the contest “Bac Tu Liem women join hands to reduce plastic waste”, something special came up…

At the beginning of March, GreenHub and the Women’s Union of Bac Tu Liem district launched the “Bac Tu Liem women join hands to reduce plastic […]
3 May, 2022

E-motion – Miniseries Tach Nhua – EP 2 – Hidden Angle of Plastic Recycle Craft Village

Bạn đã bao giờ tự đặt câu hỏi “ô nhiễm nhựa là do đâu”?</p> Is plastic pollution entirely due to the low awareness of plastic consumers […]
29 April, 2022

Waste audit at 03 primary schools in Da Nang

On April 17 – 28, the Centre for Supporting Green Development (GreenHub) in collaboration with the  Center for Adaptive Capacity Building Research (CAB) conducted a waste […]