Vietnam responds to “Clean up the world” campaign hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, in collaboration with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, held a national launching ceremony in response to the “Clean up the world” campaign.

The ceremony was concurrently held virtually in Hanoi, the northern provinces of Bac Giang and Thai Binh, and the central provinces of Thanh Hoa and Quang Nam.

The campaign was organised globally for the first time in 1993. It has become one of the annual international environmental events responded by hundreds of millions of people in more than 130 countries around the world.

The campaign aims to call on organisations, businesses, individuals and the entire community to participate in activities to improve and protect the environment; collect, treat, and recycle waste; and refuse to use disposable plastic products and hard-to-degrade plastic bags.

This year, the campaign focuses on conveying messages and raising public awareness of the meaning, role and responsibility of environmental protection in socio-economic development; stepping up activities to promote environmental protection, sustainable development, disaster reduction and climate change adaptation in the “new normal”.

People can respond to the campaign through actions such as sorting, recycling, reusing plastic waste, increasing environmental sanitation, and planting trees./.