"Rethinking Plastics" helped policymakers build strategies for improving plastic waste management, as well as sustainable consumption and production of plastics and ways to deal with plastic waste in the ocean. 80 percent of plastic waste in Vietnam comes from inland, and only 20 percent comes from fisheries.As Vietnam is committed to solving plastic waste, the country has legalised many aspects of the solution to these problems, and the government have set a goal to reduce plastic waste in the ocean by 2030. "Plastic waste affects all of us," said Astrid Schomaker, Director-General of Green Diplomacy and Multilateralism of the European Commission. Through the project, we have collaborated closely with government agencies of Vietnam to share our experiences and help Vietnam alleviate the threat of plastic waste in the ocean. "We hope that these activities can open up new ideas and policies that help reduce waste, improve the quality of recycling, and support the procedures that are related to the design, transport, distribution, consumption, management and handling of plastic waste in Vietnam.
Source: Viet Nam News June 19, 2022 14:30 UTC