- Lessons of success
Plastic waste could take 100 or even 1,000 years to decompose in landfills while inflicting detrimental effects on humans and the environment.
The project was officially approved under Decision No. 1462/QD-BTNMT dated July 2, 2020 by the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment. The project aimed to contribute to reducing ocean plastic waste pollution in Vietnam by supporting the development of guiding documents of priority policies related to plastic waste, transmission activities, etc. communication, capacity building, awareness raising and behaviour change towards plastic waste, in order to support the implementation of the National Action Plan on ocean plastic waste management to 2030 in Vietnam.
1st quarter, 2022
2nd quarter, 2022
Plastic waste is a global challenge: plastic kills wildlife, pollutes the oceans, water, and remains in the environment much longer than their useful time
“Plastic waste is now found in the planet. It kills marine life and is doing major harm to communities that depend on fishing and tourism.”
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.