Reduction of plastics use before the next step of banning single-use Plastics 

The World Bank (WB) has just released two reports on: “Analysis of plastic waste pollution in Vietnam” and “Towards a national roadmap on single-use plastics in Vietnam”. The expert group has proposed that to tackle plastic waste pollution, it must start from reducing plastic use, imposing fees, and finally banning…

12/09/2022

Vietnam’s largest waste-to-power plant to begin operation

HA NOI – Soc Son waste-to-power plant, with a capacity of handling 4,000 tons of solid refuse daily, started operating on the morning of July 25, after many delays. At 8:05 a.m. Incinerator No.1, with a capacity of 15MW, successfully connected to the national grid. With the operation of Incinerator…

12/09/2022

Vietnam releases 3.1 million tons of plastic waste into the environment every year

Statistics of the World Bank show that Vietnam has become one of the major sources of plastic waste in the world. An estimated 3.1 million tons of plastic waste is dumped on land each year, and the amount of waste dumped into the oceans is between 0.28 and 0.73 million…

12/09/2022

Saving the world’s most polluted river in Indonesia

The Citarum was once the most polluted river in the world which caused 15 million people living on it to suffer and struggle for a long time.   Source: Zing News; Unilad

07/09/2022

We Created A Monster: 5 Alarming Facts About Plastic Pollution In Vietnam

An article by Hiezle Bual published on Vietcetera Did you know that an average Vietnamese person produces 37 kilograms of plastic waste per year? If you can’t visualize that, go see the Plastic Beast. Just last week, our social media platforms were flooded with photos and reels of trees and plants, oceans…

03/05/2022

Microplastics found in human blood for first time

Exclusive: The discovery shows the particles can travel around the body and may lodge in organs Microplastics cause damage to human cells in the laboratory. Photograph: David Kelly/Photograph David Kelly Microplastic pollution has been detected in human blood for the first time, with scientists finding the tiny particles in almost…

23/03/2022

Could a behavioural change campaign save energy and cut Russian gas imports?

A call for collective action could help UK pivot away from dependence on Russian fossil fuels There is a second world war poster showing a red-faced couple looking angrily at their daughter as she adds more fuel to their fire. The caption reads: “Save fuel to make munitions for battle.” It was…

23/03/2022

Air pollution linked to higher risk of autoimmune diseases

Illnesses including rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s more likely after long-term exposure to particulates, study finds Long-term exposure to air pollution can increase the risk of autoimmune disease, research has found. Exposure to particulates has already been linked to strokes, brain cancer, miscarriage and mental health problems. A global review, published in 2019, concluded that almost every…

15/03/2022

Walmart tests ways to ditch single-use plastics, as climate advocates urge the retailer to go faster

Walmart is trying to reduce its reliance on single-use plastic bags. It has a piolot program through its subscription grocery service, InHome. Kellyann Petry   When Walmart rolled out a new grocery delivery service, it tested a bold premise: customers letting a stranger walk into their homes to deliver milk, eggs and…

15/02/2022

The sustainable finance blueprint: financing the transition

Transition to a more sustainable future needs financing solutions that support both climate and society-linked goals. For investors, tools that enable them to assess companies on their sustainability credentials are crucial to their decision-making. And for companies, getting access to the right sustainable finance solutions helps them to meet their…

30/11/2021