Vietnam loses over 8.5 percent of GDP every year due to air, water source pollution
With more than 1.8 million tons of waste released to the ocean annually, Vietnam ranks the fourth among the highest in the world for ocean plastic waste pollution.
Air pollution causes 5.18 percent of GDP loss for Vietnam every year, meanwhile 3.5 percent of GDP loss is due to water source pollution.
According to experts, the transition from the traditional economy model to the circular economy is expected to be an appropriate and vital solution for rapid and sustainable development in the current context.
By Minh Hai – Translated by Huyen Huong
- Plastic waste recycling needs improvement to prevent pollution
- Food loss, food waste cause 2 percent of GDP in damages
- Urban buildings: the cause of pollution and the ultimate solution
- Vietnam, Japan beef up environmental cooperation
- HCM City aims to reduce water pollution by 90%
- India court bans firecrackers in pollution-hit cities citing virus surge
- Corporate governance in a changing society
- Japan: Mandatory charging for plastic shopping bags to reduce waste
- Vietnam struggles with plastic waste management