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. Tiếp tục đọc

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. Tiếp tục đọc

Vừa mặc đẹp, vừa cứu Trái đất

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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. Tiếp tục đọc

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. Tiếp tục đọc

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. Tiếp tục đọc

HCM City residents plagued by overloaded dumps

Last update 11:57 | 21/04/2017


VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City faces a shortage of garbage collection stations, with empty pavements in public areas often used as makeshift stations.

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A garbage collection station in District 3 of HCM City. 

At the collection stations, rubbish is collected, sorted for disposal and then transferred to dumping sites or treatment zones, but these unhygienic tasks have been performed in public areas.

Meanwhile, current garbage stations are dilapidated and overloaded, polluting the environment and becoming a nightmare for those living nearby.

A garbage collection station located at the Quang Trung-Tan Son Intersection in Go Vap District is an example. The station has become a nightmare for local people, including hundreds of students and teachers from the school nearby.

Le Van Truc, resident in Ward 8, told Ha Noi Moi (New Ha Noi) newspaper that the garbage collection station was built ten years ago, causing a terrible odour and traffic chaos.

He said locals asked authorised agencies to move the station, but received no reply.

In the area near September 23 Park in District 1, three stations plague the downtown area of the city. The one on Hai Ba Trung Road has become overloaded due to the large amount of rubbish collected from Ben Nghe and Ben Thanh wards.

Pham Le Nghia, resident in Ben Nghe Ward, said garbage was collected twice a day. Tiếp tục đọc

Shrimp waste used to make animal feed, biological derivatives

Last update 10:15 | 16/02/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Shrimp waste – heads and shells – are being used to produce animal feed and biological derivatives, resulting in high profits and a reduction of air pollution at processing plants. 

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Six years ago in Ca Mau province, the ‘metropolis’ of the aquaculture and seafood processing industry, shrimp shells discharged from processing were in piles as high as a mountain.

Every day, Minh Phu Seafood JSC threw away 50-100 tons of shrimp heads and shells. The mountain of shrimp waste produced a bad odor after being exposed to the sun and rain.

This prompted Hoang Viet Tung, a member of the board of directors of VNF, to draw up a plan to take advantage of the waste. He signed contracts with large seafood companies on buying shrimp waste from them.

VNF collects more than 100 tons of waste products every day. The company undertakes all the steps of the waste collection process to ensure quality and hygiene of the waste.

Shrimp waste – heads and shells – are being used to produce animal feed and biological derivatives, resulting in high profits and a reduction of air pollution at processing plants

In the past, shrimp heads and shells thrown on the ground contained impurities. Now, VNF sets up conveyor belts to put shrimp waste into tanks.

With the belts, VNF can collect shrimp heads and shells just 30 minutes after the waste is split from seafood processing factories. The biggest value is that it can help settle environmental problems using high technology. Tiếp tục đọc

Massive mound of garbage collapses in Sri Lanka, killing 20

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AP Apr 16, 2017

The collapse of a massive garbage mound near Sri Lanka’s capital has killed at least 20 people, officials said on Sunday, and residents feared more victims could be buried underneath the debris. Tiếp tục đọc

Hanoi needs long-term solutions for garbage collection

Last update 08:10 | 02/02/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – The garbage collection in urban areas is mechanized, while the work is still done manually in rural areas with low productivity and efficiency.vietnamnet bridge, english news, Vietnam news, news Vietnam, vietnamnet news, TPP, US President Obama, Vietnam net news, Vietnam latest news, vn news, Vietnam breaking news, rural area, trash workers, Hanoi

In rural areas, garbage collection is done by self-managed units in hamlets and communes. Garbage is collected from residential quarters, gathered in certain places and then carried to the city’s concentrated treatment plants.Since there are not enough dumpers, garbage cannot be collected in the right way and the collection time is erratic. Garbage is often left in residential quarters. In most cases, garbage is only collected once every 2-3 days, or 10 days. The places where garbage are gathered are within residential quarters, but the rubbish is not covered in a hygienic way. Tiếp tục đọc