Asphalt road using recycled plastics laid

vneconomictimes – 18:39, 01/10/2019 – by Nghi Do

Asphalt road using recycled plastics laid
Photo: Dow

Stretch of road laid at DEEP C Industrial Zone in Hai Phong.

Ambassador of Belgium to Vietnam, H.E. Paul Jansen, attended the inauguration of the first asphalt road using recycled plastics on October 1 in the northern city of Hai Phong, together with representatives from the Hai Phong People’s Committee and related departments.

Dow and DEEP C Industrial Zones completed the 200-meter section of road enhanced with recycled plastics at the DEEP C Industrial Zone in the city. The project is a collaborative effort between Dow and DEEP C to provide innovative solutions to address plastics waste and advance a circular economy in Vietnam. Tiếp tục đọc “Asphalt road using recycled plastics laid”

Đắk Lắk “Tổng tấn công” rác thải nhựa

Phong trào “chống rác thải nhựa” ngày càng nở rộ khắp tỉnh Đắk Lắk  bằng rất nhiều sáng kiến khác nhau. 

Tại trường tiểu học Hoàng Việt (TP Buôn Ma Thuột), với video clip dự án rất sinh động đáng yêu mang tên “Phân loại rác thải-hành động nhỏ, ý nghĩa lớn”, đội “Voi rừng” gồm 4 học sinh nhỏ đã vinh dự được Ban tổ chức Phong trào trẻ em toàn thế giới Design for change gửi giấy mời sang Roma-Ý dự sự kiện “Kiến tạo để thay đổi” vào cuối tháng 11/2019.

Học sinh trường Hoàng Việt tái chế rác thải nhựa thành vật dụng có ích

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Núi rác Cam Ly hôi thối đổ xuống vườn dân cả tuần không được dọn

14/08/2019 14:54 GMT+7

TTO – Rác xử lý không cẩn thận làm cả bãi rác đổ ập xuống vườn hoa màu khiến dân bức xúc. Càng bức xúc hơn khi vụ việc xảy ra đã 1 tuần nhưng không được xử lý.

Núi rác Cam Ly hôi thối đổ xuống vườn dân cả tuần không được dọn - Ảnh 1.Gần như toàn bộ núi rác nghìn tấn đổ xuống vườn dân ở thung lũng

Bằng thiết bị ghi hình từ trên cao, phóng viên Tuổi Trẻ Online ghi nhận không phải một phần bãi tập trung rác của TP Đà Lạt (bãi rác Cam Ly, P.5, Đà Lạt) mà gần như toàn bộ khu tập trung rác đổ xuống vườn dân.

Núi rác sạt một đường dài từ đỉnh xuống thung lũng, nơi có vườn hoa của dân trông như suối rác.

Ghi nhận mỗi ngày có khoảng 200 tấn rác đổ về bãi rác Cam Ly. Như vậy lượng rác đổ xuống vườn dân lên đến hàng ngàn tấn rác.

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Vietnam’s biggest bookstore chain to eschew plastic bags

Fahasa will stop using single-use plastic bags, replacing them recycled paper bags and wrappings. Photo courtesy of the company.

VNE By Nguyen Quy July 23, 2019 | 04:00 pm GMT+7

Fahasa will stop using single-use plastic next month and shift to biodegradable bags and paper wrappings.

Starting August 1, Fahasa, Vietnam’s biggest bookstore chain, will use a paper band to wrap books purchased from their shops for customers who bring their own bag, the company has recently announced on its official Facebook page. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam’s biggest bookstore chain to eschew plastic bags”

Villages get rich but suffer environmental consequences

Coal and waste discharged without treatment in Mẫn Xá Village, Văn Môn Commune in Bắc Ninh Province. — Photo tienphong.vn

VNN July, 19/2019 – 09:00

HÀ NỘI — Villages across the country have benefited from the country’s economic development, however, many do not have measures in place to deal with environmental protection.

The village of Trát Cầu in Hà Nội, which produces blankets, bed sheets and pillows, is a typical example.

Nguyễn Quang Thà, chairman of the Trát Cầu Traditional Villages Association, told Tiền Phong (Vanguard) newspaper that over the past 20 years, more and more foreign enterprises have invested in the village.

Now about 30 enterprises from Japan and South Korea are working there.

“The Trát Cầu Village is like a big workshop which runs all day, every day,” said Thà. Tiếp tục đọc “Villages get rich but suffer environmental consequences”

Under the sea, an ocean of trash: cleanup volunteer

VNE – By Nguyen Dong    July 14, 2019 | 08:22 pm GMT+7

Hurt by the sight of plastic waste invading coral reefs, one man has taken on the risky task of clearing it.

Under the sea, an ocean of trash: cleanup volunteer

Over the past eight years, Dao Dang Cong Trung, 40, has spent most of his spare time collecting trash along roads leading to Son Tra Peninsula in Da Nang.

Trung’s zealousness to clean trash has even taken him to the bottom of the sea. Tiếp tục đọc “Under the sea, an ocean of trash: cleanup volunteer”

Prime Minister sets ambitious target in plastic waste fight

By Giang Chinh, VnExpress  June 9, 2019 | 09:48 pm GMT+7

Prime Minister sets ambitious target in plastic waste fight

Trash dumped near the parked boats in the central province of Thanh Hoa. Photo by Nguyen Viet Hung.

Vietnam should strive for zero disposable plastic use in urban stores, markets and supermarkets by 2021, the PM says.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said that plastic waste is a global problem. “Every year, the amount of plastic waste emitted by humans is enough to cover four times the surface area of the earth, including 13 million tons of plastic waste floating on the oceans.”

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As more developing countries reject plastic waste exports, wealthy nations seek solutions at home

Plastic waste from Australia in Port Klang, Malaysia. Malaysia says it will send back some 3,300 tons of nonrecyclable plastic waste to countries including the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia. AP Photo/Vincent Thian

Less than two years after China banned most imports of scrap material from abroad, many of its neighbors are following suit. On May 28, 2019, Malaysia’s environment minister announced that the country was sending 3,000 metric tons of contaminated plastic wastes back to their countries of origin, including the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. Along with the Philippines, which is sending 2,400 tons of illegally exported trash back to Canada, Malaysia’s stance highlights how controversial the global trade in plastic scrap has become. Tiếp tục đọc “As more developing countries reject plastic waste exports, wealthy nations seek solutions at home”

Ikea plans mushroom-based packaging as eco-friendly replacement for polystyrene

telegraph.co.uk

Swedish retail giant looks at biodegradable fungus-based packaging to replace polystyrene, which is tricky to recycle

Instantly recognisable: Ikea

Furniture giant Ikea is considering packaging some of its products with fungi. Photo: REX FEATURES

Ikea plans to use packaging made with mushrooms as an eco-friendly replacement for polystyrene, the Swedish retail giant has revealed.

The flat-pack furniture retailer is looking at using the biodegradable “fungi packaging” as part of its efforts to reduce waste and increase recycling, Joanna Yarrow, head of sustainability for Ikea in the UK said.
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Dozens of businesses join hands to reduce plastic waste to protect the environment

vietnamnet

The Earth Day Compostable Campaign to minimize the use of plastic bags and replace them with compostable bags made from corn starch has been officially launched on the occasion of Earth Hour by An Phat Holdings. It is estimated that dozens of tons of plastic bags will be replaced thanks to the campaign.

Supermarket, restaurant chains and residential areas in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are working with An Phat Holdings to minimize the use of plastic bags.

In the first phase of the campaign, BigC, Aeon, Intimex, Ls Place, Unik Mart, Seika, Teekiu, V + Hoa Binh and Nam An all joined together. For restaurants and café chains, Saint Honore stores and a number of others took part. For urban areas, the EcoSunday fair in Ecopark enthusiastically responded thanks to a shared common orientation: green development and environmental protection. Tiếp tục đọc “Dozens of businesses join hands to reduce plastic waste to protect the environment”

Reasons the World Wastes So Much Stuff (and Why It’s Not Just the Consumer’s Fault)

WRI.org

If you need motivation to skip the straw at lunch today, consider this: Scientists found that even Arctic sea ice—far removed from most major metropolitan areas—is no longer plastic-free. According to Dr. Jeremy Wilkinson of the British Antarctic Survey, “this suggests that microplastics are now ubiquitous within the surface waters of the world’s ocean. Nowhere is immune.” Tiếp tục đọc “Reasons the World Wastes So Much Stuff (and Why It’s Not Just the Consumer’s Fault)”

Khủng hoảng rác lan rộng toàn cầu sau lệnh cấm của Trung Quốc

Lê LinhThứ Sáu,  22/6/2018, 21:23 

(TBKTSG Online) – Cuộc khủng hoảng rác thải, đặc biệt là rác thải nhựa, đang lan rộng khắp toàn cầu sau khi Trung Quốc ngưng nhập khẩu rác nhựa để tái chế vào cuối năm ngoái.

Rác nhựa trên một bãi biển ở Manila, Philippines. Ảnh: AP

Trung Quốc không còn là thùng rác của thế giới

Hôm 20-6, tạp chí Science Advances đăng báo cáo của một nhóm nhà khoa học tại Đại học bang Georgia (Mỹ) với nhan đề: “Lệnh cấm nhập khẩu rác của Trung Quốc và tác động của nó đối với thương mại rác nhựa trên toàn cầu”. Báo cáo cho rằng quyết định cấm nhập khẩu rác nhựa mà Trung Quốc đưa ra vào cuối năm ngoái đã khiến loại rác này bị ứ đọng khắp nơi trên toàn cầu. Tiếp tục đọc “Khủng hoảng rác lan rộng toàn cầu sau lệnh cấm của Trung Quốc”

10 Rivers Contribute Most of the Plastic in the Oceans

ScientificAmerica

The 10 rivers that carry 93 percent of that trash are the Yangtze, Yellow, Hai, Pearl, Amur, Mekong, Indus and Ganges Delta in Asia, and the Niger and Nile in Africa. The Yangtze alone dumps up to an estimated 1.5 million metric tons of plastic waste into the Yellow Sea.

 

Credit: Amanda Montañez; Source: “Export of Plastic Debris by Rivers into the Sea,” by Christian Schmidt et al., in Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 51, No. 21; November 7, 2017

Our seas are choking on plastic. A staggering eight million metric tons wind up in oceans every year, and unraveling exactly how it gets there is critical. A recent study estimates that more than a quarter of all that waste could be pouring in from just 10 rivers, eight of them in Asia.

“Rivers carry trash over long distances and connect nearly all land surfaces with the oceans,” making them a major battleground in the fight against sea pollution, explains Christian Schmidt, a hydrogeologist at the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research in Leipzig, Germany.
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Plastic and paper scrap imports choke Vietnamese ports

Large-scale waste dumping has reportedly choked Vietnamese ports, with hundreds of containers loaded with plastic and paper scraps lying unclaimed, forcing authorities to impose a temporary ban on waste imports.

Tan Cang – Cai Mep International Co., Ltd (TCIT), a terminal services company, in a letter to shipping lines and customers, said it would suspend imports of plastic and paper scrap as a similar decision earlier by another operator, Saigon Newport Corporation (SNC), had led to overcapacity at TCIT terminals.

“From 25th of June to 15th of October, TCIT will stop receiving all imports laden containers of plastic waste,” a letter signed by general director Chang Fa Wei said. Ngo Minh Tuan, deputy head of SNC, in an official communication, claimed previously that about 5,200 containers of plastic and paper waste have been stored for 90 days or longer at its port.

TCIT Port authorities are alarmed that more than 1,132 containers with plastic and paper waste have been stacked up at the port for last few months.

“Customers are not coming forward to claim the scraps. It’s a complicated situation,” Nguyen Thai Thuong, a senior employee of TCIT, told CGTN over the phone.

“The Chinese ban on waste import is the main reason behind the surge of plastic and paper waste imports, undoubtedly.

The Chinese ban has meant a diversion to Vietnam of the now unwelcome cargo.

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