JOINING FORCES TO MITIGATE

MARINE PLASTIC DEBRIS

 

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Plastic waste could take 100 or even 1,000 years to decompose in landfills while inflicting detrimental effects on humans and the environment.

Project introduction

Approved under Decision no. 1426/QĐ-BTNMT dated July 02, 2020, by the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Project “Mitigating Marine Plastic Debris in Viet Nam” facilitates the development of guidelines on policy advocacy and communication programs to capacity building, awareness raising and behaviour change, towards the mitigation of marine plastic debris. The project constitutes a potential contributor to the reduction of marine plastic debris in Viet Nam and the materialisation of the National Action Plan for Marine Plastic Debris Management in Viet Nam by 2030.

Project: Mitigating Marine Plastic Debris in Viet Nam

Timeline: December 2019 – December 2023

Project Sponsor: WWF-Germany (Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Federal Republic of Germany)

Project Owner: Viet Nam Administration of Sea and Islands

Governing Body: Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

Participating Area: A Luoi, Da Nang, Dong Hoi, Ha Tinh, Long An, Rach Gia, Tuy Hoa, Con Dao, Cu Lao Cham and Phu Quoc.

Objectives and Missions

COMMUNICATION PROGRAM TO RAISE AWARENESS AND DRIVE BEHAVIOUR CHANGE

Implement communication programs to build capacity, raise awareness and drive behaviour change towards the mitigation of plastic waste at central and local levels.

MANAGEMENT POLICY AND EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY

Develop and implement policies to ensure improved solid waste management and incorporate a support mechanism that aids the adoption of Extented Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes for the manufacture and use of plastic packaging.

PLASTIC SMART CITIES

Design plastic waste reduction pilots in 07 (seven) representative cities/districts based on WWF’s Plastic Smart Cities with a high level of commitment.

MARINE PROTECTED AREA

Manage the plastic waste in 03 (three) key marine protected areas including Phu Quoc, Cu Lao Cham and Con Dao.

Implemented activities

COMMUNICATION PROGRAM TO RAISE AWARENESS AND DRIVE BEHAVIOUR CHANGE

MANAGEMENT POLICY AND EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY

PLASTIC SMART CITY

MARINE PROTECTED AREA

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