The Hanoitimes – Vietnamese people discharge 1.8 million tons of plastic waste per year, while the plastic consumption is estimated to increase by 16-18%. Hanoi moves to combat plastic waste Each Vietnamese discharges 41kg of plastic waste per year Vietnam among top 5 countries importing plastic waste in 2018 First road built with plastic waste in Vietnam Vietnam launches “Anti-plastic waste” campaign Vietnam is one of the top five countries that cause global plastic pollution, contributing to nearly 13 million tons dumped into the ocean each year, according to a recent report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Albert T. Lieberg, FAO’s chief representative in Vietnam, said that while single-use plastic is popular, Vietnam’s capacity of waste management is still limited, which increases the plastic waste burden on the country’s environment and public health. Plastic waste threatens beaches. Photo: Lekima Hung Vietnamese people are estimated to discharge 1.8 million tons of plastic waste per year, while the plastic consumption increases 16-18%, Albert T. Lieberg said. He added that the abuse of disposable plastic products is on the rise. It takes businesses only a few seconds to produce a plastic bag, a plastic bottle or a plastic straw;… Read full this story
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