Con Dao island launches zero plastic waste programme Environment

Con Dao island launches zero plastic waste programme

Local authorities of Con Dao Island District, off the coast of southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau province, in cooperation with the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), have launched a Zero Plastic Waste programme, aiming to eliminate single-use plastic products.
Zero-waste communities start to emerge in Hoi An Environment

Zero-waste communities start to emerge in Hoi An

Reserving a 2,600sq.m garden in Dong Na village in Cam Ha commune – a farming intensive suburban area of Hoi An – local farmers and businesses have joined hands to debut the first zero-waste agriculture and tourism zone in promoting ‘green’ tourism product in the tourism hub.
Starbucks Vietnam rolls out Vietnam-inspired designs  ​ Business

Starbucks Vietnam rolls out Vietnam-inspired designs ​

US coffee chain Starbucks has marked its seven-year presence in Vietnam by introducing a range of exclusive new designs celebrating Vietnamese culture, including a Vietnam Coffee Filter, a Vietnam Been There Collection Mug, and a Vietnam Starbucks Card.
First plastic waste project to launch in Da Nang Environment

First plastic waste project to launch in Da Nang

The central city of Da Nang’s Environment and Urban Company (URENCO), in cooperation with EverGreen Labs Consultant and EverGreen Social ventures, will start a pilot project on plastic waste recycling in the city later this year.
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.
Cham Islands acts to eliminate plastic waste Environment

Cham Islands acts to eliminate plastic waste

The Cham Islands’ Marine Protected Area (MPA) management board, in cooperation with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), has launched a new garbage sorting programme as part of efforts to reduce plastic waste in Vietnam.
New plastic waste policies urgently needed: experts Environment

New plastic waste policies urgently needed: experts

Collective action from the Vietnamese government, the private sector and consumers is essential to combat one of the great environmental challenges facing the world, the excess of plastic waste in oceans and water sources, a United Nations (UN) official said on June 6.
Say no to plastic straws Society

Say no to plastic straws

Non-biodegradable plastic straws have been widely used over the last century, causing the depletion of marine life in many countries, including Vietnam.