Tighter control over waste import into Vietnam urged
6/19/2018 12:40:46 PM (GMT+7)
 The Vietnamese government has urged tightened controls over waste imports in the context of the flooding of abandoned waste containers at local sea ports.

Vietnam warned of “white pollution” from plastic bags
6/19/2018 7:20:00 AM (GMT+7)
VietNamNet Bridge - Environmental experts have voiced their concern about so-called white pollution caused by plastic bags and products, which are very widely used in Vietnam.

Plastic disposable cups prohibited in some countries, but not Vietnam
6/18/2018 7:30:00 AM (GMT+7)
VietNamNet Bridge - France, the US, Canada and Scotland have said no to plastic disposable cups, but they  are still used widely in Vietnam despite warnings about the existence of carcinogens.

IUCN launches event calling for zero waste
6/18/2018 5:15:55 PM (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), has organised a programme to introduce the zero-waste concept to companies in the tourism and hospitality sectors.

Clinics face unreasonable waste collection fees
6/18/2018 4:16:57 PM (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – Thousands of private clinics in HCM City have to comply with a new regulation on medical waste collection introduced earlier this month, reported Thanh Nien (Young People) newspaper.

Trash littered along the National Road 5
6/18/2018 4:16:43 PM (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – Numerous piles of garbage along the sides of a national road considered the ‘lifeblood’ route in the northern economic region has prompted public concerns.

Sixth GEF Assembly to take place in Da Nang
6/18/2018 12:26:14 PM (GMT+7)
 The sixth Assembly of the Global Environment Facility and related meetings will take place in the central city of Da Nang from June 23-29, said the Office of the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. 

Rural residents use baskets to reduce plastic waste
6/18/2018 12:11:18 PM (GMT+7)
 To reduce the use of plastic bags in daily life, people in rural areas across the country have been encouraged to use baskets when going shopping.

Dak Lak aims to build hydropower plant on special-use forest land
6/15/2018 7:30:00 AM (GMT+7)
VietNamNet Bridge - Failing to get permission to use special-use forest (SUF) land for a hydropower project, the Dak Lak provincial authorities are pursuing another approach.

Hanoians drowned out by rising noise pollution
6/15/2018 5:49:52 PM (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – As in other big cities across the country, Hanoi’s residents are suffering from serious noise pollution, reported Kinh Te & Do Thi (Economy and City) newspaper.

ASEM conference on climate change response to be held in Can Tho
6/15/2018 4:11:43 PM (GMT+7)
The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) conference on climate change response toward sustainability will take place in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho from June 18-20.

Nearly 340kg of pangolins seized in Thanh Hoa
6/15/2018 11:11:19 AM (GMT+7)
 The forest ranger force of north central Thanh Hoa province said on June 14 that they had uncovered and seized a truck transporting 74 live Java pangolin individuals, listed in the world red book, weighing 339 kilogrammes.