Community-based initiatives on minimizing plastic waste
tranthuy02 23-12-2020, 19:27

Community-based initiatives on minimizing plastic waste
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung (center, first row) at the launch ceremony of NPAP on December 23, 2020. (Photo: baotainguyenmoitruong.vn)

Last month, the National Assembly of Vietnam approved a revised Law on Environment Protection with specific provisions on solid waste management and plastic waste management.

Vietnam has set a series of goals with specific deadlines to address the plastic pollution crisis including halving the amount of plastic waste in marine environments by 2025, reducing the flow of plastics into the ocean by 75% by 2030, completely eliminating single-use plastic and non-biodegradable plastic bags from coastal tourist destinations, and ensuring that marine protected areas are free of plastic waste by 2030.

British Deputy Ambassador to Vietnam Marcus Winsley said the UK is always ready to support the NPAP Program and cooperate with the Vietnamese Government to address plastic waste in Vietnam.

Canadian Ambassador to Vietnam Deborah Paul said Canada is proud to be one of the founding members of the Global Plastic Action Partnership and is investing 6 million Canadian dollars for the program in Indonesia, Ghana, and Vietnam.

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