Since the concept of extended producer responsibility (EPR) first emerged in the late 1980s, a...
Plastic waste could take 100 or even 1,000 years to decompose in landfills while inflicting detrimental effects on humans and the environment.
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.
Participating Area: A Luoi, Da Nang, Dong Hoi, Ha Tinh, Long An, Rach Gia, Tuy Hoa, Con Dao, Cu Lao Cham and Phu Quoc.
Implement communication programs to build capacity, raise awareness and drive behaviour change towards the mitigation of plastic waste at central and local levels.
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.
Design plastic waste reduction pilots in 07 (seven) representative cities/districts based on WWF’s Plastic Smart Cities with a high level of commitment.
Manage the plastic waste in 03 (three) key marine protected areas including Phu Quoc, Cu Lao Cham and Con Dao.