Society

Volunteers help create a greener city

Elizabeth Somers, 9, and her Korean friend Su Yon, 12, picked up rubbish around West Lake on April 23 morning instead of playing around the home like other children.
Environment

Delays on plastic-bag controls

The implementation of a tax on plastic bags which began this year has kick-started the production of biodegradable and eco-friendly bags, but to date there are still no official regulations for these environmental friendly products.
Society

Hue student wins Japanese design contest

The grand prize in the International Furoshiki Design Contest for Students was awarded at a ceremony in Hanoi on March 3 to Phan Khanh Trang, a student of Hue Fine Arts College.
Society

HCM City shoppers go for eco-friendly bags

 Retailers and residents in HCM City are becoming more familiar with eco-friendly bags and are discontinuing the use of plastic bags, according to the city's Department of Natural Resources and Environment.
Society

Campaign to cut plastic bags use

A programme aiming to reduce the use of plastic bags has been launched by the Hanoi Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
Environment

Gov't seeks environmental taxes

The Government had nominated five types of goods for its proposed environmental protection tax, Finance Minister Vu Van Ninh told the National Assembly on May 31.
Nation outlines long-term strategy on solid waste Society

Nation outlines long-term strategy on solid waste

Vietnam will collect, reuse, and recycle most of its solid waste by using environmentally friendly methods by 2050, and minimise the amount of buried solid waste, according to a new Government strategy.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on December 17 approved the waste management strategy, which outlines specific plans to 2025 as well as general expectations until 2050.