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Plastic waste elimination efforts underway in Vietnam

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Being one of five nations releasing the most plastic waste into the ocean with about 1.8 million tons a year, Vietnam has intensified communications campaigns against plastic products in order to reduce environmental pollution.


Plastic waste collection in Tan Tap beach, Long An province (Photo: SGGP)

Plastic waste collection in Tan Tap beach, Long An province (Photo: SGGP)

Among activities of the campaign are collecting plastic waste and plastic bottles to exchange for presents, encouraging supermarket shoppers to use fabric bags and goods suppliers to use environmentally friendly bags.

Plastic waste elimination efforts underway in Vietnam ảnh 1 Plastic waste drifts on a boat harbor (Photo: SGGP)
Plastic waste elimination efforts underway in Vietnam ảnh 2 Organizers of Run For The Oceans week launched in Quy Nhon beach, Binh Dinh province use glass water bottles and bamboo rubbish bins (Photo: SGGP)

Plastic waste elimination efforts underway in Vietnam ảnh 3 Traders have gradually changed into using paper bags (Photo: SGGP)

Plastic waste elimination efforts underway in Vietnam ảnh 4 A launching ceremony of saying no to single-use plastic products in Thua Thien-Hue province (Photo: SGGP)

Plastic waste elimination efforts underway in Vietnam ảnh 5 Since March 2019, Saigon Co.op supermarkets replace nylon bags with banana and lotus leaves to wrap vegetables and food (Photo: SGGP)

Plastic waste elimination efforts underway in Vietnam ảnh 6 Plastic bottles used for decorating a coffee shop in Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi (Photo: SGGP)


By staff writers – Translated by Phuong Ho

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