Forty per cent of global e-waste comes from Asia

Forty per cent of global e-waste comes from Asia

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  • E-waste generated in 2016 equivalent to 4,500 Eiffel Towers
  • Asian countries account for 40 per cent of the discarded goods
  • Developing countries still lack formal e-waste recycling systems

scidev.net_[NEW DELHI] Humans generated a staggering 44.7 million metric tonnes of electronic waste (e-waste) in 2016 — the equivalent of 4,500 Eiffel Towers, and five per cent more than the electrical and electronic goods discarded just two years earlier, says a new study.

The trend is set to continue, with volumes of e-waste expected to rise to 52.2 million metric tonnes by 2021. Continue reading “Forty per cent of global e-waste comes from Asia”

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E-Waste in East and South-East Asia Jumps 63% in Five Years

  • 2017•01•15     BONN

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    The volume of discarded electronics in East and South-East Asia jumped almost two-thirds between 2010 and 2015, and e-waste generation is growing fast in both total volume and per capita measures, new UNU research shows.

    Driven by rising incomes and high demand for new gadgets and appliances, the average increase in e-waste across all 12 countries and areas analysed — Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Province of China, Thailand and Vietnam — was 63% in the five years ending in 2015 and totalled 12.3 million tonnes, a weight 2.4 times that of the Great Pyramid of Giza.

    China alone more than doubled its generation of e-waste between 2010 and 2015 to 6.7 million tonnes, up 107%. Continue reading “E-Waste in East and South-East Asia Jumps 63% in Five Years”

Cao Bằng sets clean and tidy example

vietnamnews Update: October, 20/2017 – 10:00

Bricks are piled up at a workshop of the Cao Bằng Construction Materials Manufacture JSC. Company offcials say they abide by all environmental protection regulations. — VNS Photo Thu Trang
Thu TrangCAO BẰNG — A familiar worry and anxiety tugged at Hanoian Nguyễn Thu Hà as she made her very first trip to the famous Bản Giốc Waterfall in the northern mountainous province of Cao Bằng.

At 24, Hà was a seasoned traveler who loved to visit all parts of the country. She never failed to enjoy the beauty and diversity of the natural landscapes, not to mention the local delicious specialties. Continue reading “Cao Bằng sets clean and tidy example”

Ministry suggests community-based environmental monitoring for papermaker

vietnamnews Update: October, 20/2017 – 12:40

Lee & Man Vietnam Ltd.’s waste water treatment system. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has suggested Ministry suggests community-based environmental monitoring for the papermaker. — VNA/VNS Photo Duy Khương

HÀ NỘI – The Mekong Delta province of Hậu Giang has been urged to establish a community-based monitoring mechanism to evaluate papermaker Lee & Man Vietnam Ltd.’s environmental treatment.During a visit to the company’s paper mill on Thursday, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Trần Hồng Hà, asked the papermaker to complete a standard procedure for management and operation of its waste treatment, and to keep daily records of materials used for environmental treatment and to publicise them. Continue reading “Ministry suggests community-based environmental monitoring for papermaker”

Hanoi to generate electricity from city’s biggest landfill

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A methane gas treatment plant will produce electricity from the decomposing garbage

By Tuoi Tre News

September 13, 2017, 12:32 GMT+7

​Hanoi to generate electricity from city’s biggest landfill
Garbage are dumped on a street in Hanoi.
Two Vietnamese firms and their South Korean partners have closed a deal on a project that will generate electricity from the largest landfill in Hanoi.The two parties will cooperate in designing, constructing, financing and operating a facility that will gather, process, and treat methane gas emitted from decomposing garbage to produce electricity, according to the agreement signed in Hanoi on Tuesday. Continue reading “Hanoi to generate electricity from city’s biggest landfill”

Dire need for waste treatment in Hà Nội

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Update: September, 13/2017 – 09:00

Untreated wastewater discharged from the Triều Khúc plastic craft village in the capital city into ponds, rivers and canals. About 1,350 craft villages in the city are discharging a total amount of 156,000cu.m of wastewater per day into the environment. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Nghĩa
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The chairman of the People’s Committee of Hà Nội, Nguyễn Đức Chung, has asked the Department of Construction to enhance supervision of waste collection units, warning that officials failing to do so would be suspended.

He was speaking at a session on waste collection, solid waste treatment, medical waste and lake management yesterday in Hà Nội, saying these problems had annoyed local residents for a long time. Continue reading “Dire need for waste treatment in Hà Nội”

HCM City to fund sorting of rubbish

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Update: September, 08/2017 – 09:00

Pre-treatment garbage classification in HCM City. — Photo ecc-hcm.gov.vn
Viet Nam News HCM CITY — Every commune or ward in HCM City will be allocated VNĐ500 million (US$22,000) this year towards addressing a funding shortage for sorting waste before it is treated.

The municipal Department of Finance has said the allocation will be increased to VNĐ1 billion at the beginning of next year. Continue reading “HCM City to fund sorting of rubbish”

Southern region landfill overflows

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Update: September, 05/2017 – 21:00

Bưng Riềng landfill is covered with unprocessed garbage creating serious pollution. – VNS Photo: Thanhnien.vn

BÀ RỊA-VŨNG TÀU – After five years of operation, the Bưng Riềng landfill in Xuyên Mộc District has started leaking wastewater and spreading foul smells in the southern province.

The landfill is overloaded with about 22sq.m of unprocessed garbage, according to a report by the Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province Department of Natural Resources and Environment. Some indicators of COD, BOD5 or nitrite have exceeded allowed limits by 2.8 to 13.7 times. Continue reading “Southern region landfill overflows”

Company caught burying untreated waste without permit in Ho Chi Minh City – Mùn trồng cây’ của Tâm Sinh Nghĩa lổn nhổn nilông, dép nhựa

Company caught burying untreated waste without permit in Ho Chi Minh City

 

The general director of the firm has claimed that it was ‘a mistake’ by his employees
By Tuoi Tre News

August 30,2017, 13:45 GMT+7

​Company caught burying untreated waste without permit in Ho Chi Minh City
The solid waste treatment plant operated by Tam Sinh Nghia Investment Development JSC in Cu Chi District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A company in Ho Chi Minh City has raised serious concerns after being caught burying a large amount of untreated garbage without permission from authorities.A recent probe by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper has revealed that Tam Sinh Nghia Investment Development JSC has been burying solid waste in an area within the Phuoc Hiep waste treatment complex in Cu Chi District, about 100 meters away from the company’s headquarters. Continue reading “Company caught burying untreated waste without permit in Ho Chi Minh City – Mùn trồng cây’ của Tâm Sinh Nghĩa lổn nhổn nilông, dép nhựa”

Southern hospital doesn’t believe in wasting waste

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Update: August, 18/2017 – 09:00

Green trees at Giá Rai General Hospital in the southern province of Bạc Liêu. — Photo dantri.com.vn

HÀ NỘI — At 5pm Giá Rai General Hospital in the southern province of Bạc Liêu starts to get crowded, not only with patients but also with visitors who come here for a stroll.

Without a hint of nervousness on her face, Nguyễn Thị Kim Thu, 30, leisurely walks her daughter around the hospital’s campus. Skipping and talking non-stop after playing at the vegetable garden, Thu’s daughter asks her to take her to a small fish pond located at the back of the hospital, near the medical wastewater treatment zone. Continue reading “Southern hospital doesn’t believe in wasting waste”

Scientists survey environment in sea area targeted for dumping

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Last update 15:32 | 28/07/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – A team of eight scientists arrived in the central province of Binh Thuan on Thursday to assess the environmental protection plan related to the controversial dumping of sludge into the sea.

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The Hon Cau Marine Protected Area in Binh Thuan Province contains a 2km coral reef and 234 kinds of coral where many kinds of lobster live.

On June 23, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment granted a licence to the Vinh Tan 1 Thermal Power Plant to sink one million cubic metres of sludge near the Hon Cau Marine Protected Area, one of 16 such areas in the country.

The Hon Cau Marine Protected Area contains a 2km long coral reef and 234 kinds of corals that is home to many rare marine species. Continue reading “Scientists survey environment in sea area targeted for dumping”

Vừa mặc đẹp, vừa cứu Trái đất

  • TRƯỜNG SƠN
  • 14.07.2017, 11:34

TTCT– Theo một báo cáo năm 2015 của trang web môi trường Ecowatch, thời trang là ngành công nghiệp gây ô nhiễm thứ hai thế giới sau dầu khí.

Vừa mặc đẹp, vừa cứu Trái đất
Vải làm từ vỏ cam

Không hiển hiện như những nhà máy xả khói đen vào không khí, ngành thời trang thực sự gây ra nhiều tác động tiêu cực đến môi trường “sau hậu trường”, khiến nhiều người không nhận ra cách mình ăn mặc cũng gây hại cho Trái đất.

Đòi hỏi quần áo cũng phải thân thiện với môi trường ngày càng bức thiết khi xu hướng fast fashion, hay thời trang “mì ăn liền” ngày càng phổ biến. Fast fashion là xu hướng sản xuất quần áo cập nhật những mẫu thiết kế thời thượng nhất nhưng bán với giá bình dân. Continue reading “Vừa mặc đẹp, vừa cứu Trái đất”

Down in the dumps over a ‘natural’ compromise

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Update: July, 06/2017 – 09:40

Thu Vân

Earlier this month, the Environment Minister said “we can’t dump waste into the sea.”

More than understandable, given all the facts and dire warnings that were brought to the fore on World Oceans Day (June 8).

And no Vietnamese will ever forget what happened in April last year when steel maker Formosa discharged untreated effluents into the sea, killing millions of fish and disrupting, if not destroying, the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people living on the country’s central coast. Continue reading “Down in the dumps over a ‘natural’ compromise”

Ha Tinh residents block access to overflowing landfill

Last update 16:15 | 16/06/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Residents of Huong Khe Town in Ha Tinh Province have blocked garbage trucks’ access to the local landfill for the past 10 days, to protest the use of the overflowing dump.

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Uncollected trash piled on in the Son Market, Huong Khe Town, Huong Khe District in the central province of Ha Tinh. 

The protest has led to waste accumulation in the area, and all waste treatment activities have come to a halt, worsening the already bad situation in Huong Khe District. Continue reading “Ha Tinh residents block access to overflowing landfill”

Hà Nội inagurates first waste-to-energy plant

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Update: April, 24/2017 – 18:45

The NEDO Factory, the first industrial waste-to-energy facility, is considered a pioneering project of Việt Nam’s industrial waste treatment industry.—VNA/VNS Photo Mạnh Khánh

HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội on Monday inaugurated its first industrial waste-to-energy (WtE) facility in Nam Sơn Waste Treatment Complex, supplying electricity to the national power grid.The plant, the first of its kind in Việt Nam, completed its first production batch of 1.93MW of electricity on March 16, of which 1.2 MW was successfully connected to the national power grid. The remaining power was used for the factory’s production. Continue reading “Hà Nội inagurates first waste-to-energy plant”