Vietnamese bamboo straws adorn world drinks Business

Vietnamese bamboo straws adorn world drinks

People are turning against plastic straws, and a 32-year-old man has come up with a reusable bamboo alternative for the once ubiquitous and popular item that has become a symbol of throw-away culture.
Philippine city turns plastic trash into flowers World

Philippine city turns plastic trash into flowers

The southern city of Lamitan in the Philippines has turned discarded plastic bottles into tulips in a garden of thousands of colourful flowers, capturing tourists’ attention and building awareness about recycling.
PM praises establishment of recycling organisation Society

PM praises establishment of recycling organisation

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has praised domestic and multinational companies in the food and beverages industry for their initiative of setting up PRO Vietnam, an organisation for recycling packaging materials.
Schools, colleges begin reducing use of plastics Environment

Schools, colleges begin reducing use of plastics

Educational institutions in several provinces and Ho Chi Minh City are encouraging their students and staff not to use single-use plastic water bottles and straws as part of the UN’s global Beat Plastic Pollution campaign.
Vietnam takes action to reduce plastic waste Environment

Vietnam takes action to reduce plastic waste

Vietnam is one of Asia’s five worst polluters of ocean plastic waste, according to international organisations. With 13 million tonnes of waste released to the ocean every year, the country ranks 17th in the world for ocean plastic waste pollution.