Vietnam makes a mess of waste management

By Phong Van   November 26, 2019 | 08:30 pm GMT+7 VnExpress

Vietnam makes a mess of waste management

Trash carts are seen at a residential area in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi, July 2019. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thanh.

Unclear delineation of the roles of state agencies in managing waste has made a mess of sorting and collecting trash in Vietnam.

Vietnam is sorting trash in four different ways and one type of trash is put under the eyes of up to six ministries.

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#trashtag challenge accepted in Hanoi

Last update 14:58 | 15/03/2019

VietNamNet Bridge – For once, an online viral craze is making a positive change to the world, instead of enticing kids to eat washing up liquid.

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A group of young people take the #trashtag challenge to clean up rubbish at the Old Church in Ba Vi National Park in Hanoi’s Ba Vi District. — Photo courtesy of Cao Manh Tuan

The so-called #trashtag challenge has gone viral in recent days and inspired people the world over to clean up rubbish in public areas, and Vietnam is no exception.

The challenge encourages people to clean up littered places and post before-and-after pictures on social media.

The #trashtag challenge began gaining popularity on March 5, after a Facebook user shared a before-and-after photo of a messy area that had been cleaned in an unknown location. The post grabbed attention with more than 330,000 shares on Facebook. Tiếp tục đọc “#trashtag challenge accepted in Hanoi”

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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. Tiếp tục đọc “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. Tiếp tục đọc “Dire need for waste treatment in Hà Nội”

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

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 “Ha Tinh residents block access to overflowing landfill”

Malaysia’s zero waste ambition

Though progress on reducing and managing waste in Malaysia has been slow and patchy, there are heartening stories of companies, governments and individuals leading the way. Persistence is key to winning the war on waste say those fighting it.

eco-business_Auto City is an unlikely place for one of corporate Malaysia’s more ambitious zero waste initiatives.

Located on mainland Penang, it is a busy commercial hub spread over eight hectares and dedicated to retail, dining and entertainment. Given the nature of its business, kitchen waste is inevitable but waste going to a landfill is not, the company’s founder Gary Teoh believes.

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 “Hà Nội inagurates first waste-to-energy plant”

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 “HCM City residents plagued by overloaded dumps”

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 “Shrimp waste used to make animal feed, biological derivatives”

Massive mound of garbage collapses in Sri Lanka, killing 20

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta struggles with garbage amid lack of treatment plants

Tuoi Tre News

Updated : 03/26/2017 12:51 GMT + 7

 

A waste treatment factory in the Mekong Delta province of Ving Long
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Rubbish has turned into a perennial problem in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta as current waste treatment projects barely meet the rising demand from rapid urbanization.

Local authorities are scratching their heads over the aching issue since the existing waste treatment factories are becoming overloaded.

Vinh Long is among the very few provinces in the ‘rice bowl of Vietnam’ to have a local waste treatment facility, which was developed by Phuong Thao Joint Stock Company. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam’s Mekong Delta struggles with garbage amid lack of treatment plants”