(PLO)- Vietnam is one of the world’s largest plastic producers and consumers with an annual consumption of up to 1.8 million tons.
Mr. Tran Viet Anh, Chairman of the Vietnam Waste Recycling Association informed at the two-year anniversary of the establishment of the Vietnam Waste Recycling Association on May 26: “Every day across the country, about 64,000 tons are generated every day. domestic waste.
Currently, there are 1,322 domestic waste treatment facilities nationwide, including 381 incinerators, 37 composting processing lines, and more than 904 landfills.
However, according to recent statistics, 85% of waste is being treated by landfilling, causing waste and environmental pollution.”
Waste in Vietnam is mainly treated by landfilling. Photo: NGUYEN CHAU
Currently, nearly 50% of plastic products are used for single-use and discarded purposes. Of this total waste, only a small amount is collected and recycled, the rest is landfilled or burned.
Vietnam Waste Recycling Association celebrates two years of establishment. Photo: NGUYEN CHAU
“The increasing generation of waste has put pressure on the entire environmental management machine of the state and the Government.
Although mechanisms and policies are increasingly perfected to manage and treat waste more effectively, there are still many difficulties and challenges for waste management when the rate of collection and classification at source is still low. high” – Mr. Viet Anh said,
According to information from the Vietnam Waste Recycling Association, Vietnam is one of the largest plastic producing and consuming countries in the world with an annual consumption of up to 1.8 million tons.
However, Vietnam’s current waste management system is still limited, so a large part of plastic waste is being discharged directly into the environment, causing pollution and affecting human health.
In addition, the collection and treatment of plastic waste has not been fully and effectively implemented, causing difficulties for environmental protection and public health.
Over the past time, the Vietnam Waste Recycling Association has cooperated with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to supervise and support the implementation of product and packaging recycling responsibilities and the responsibility of manufacturers and importers to collect and treat waste. import in accordance with the law.
At the same time, reflect and contribute ideas of members and recycling businesses in order to manage and use financial contributions to support recycling of products, packaging, collection and treatment of waste. manufacturer and importer.
At the ceremony, Mr. Phan Tuan Hung – Director of the Legal Department, MONRE acknowledged the association’s contributions and hoped that in the future the association would continue to accompany the MONRE to effectively manage waste. fruit.
“The association has accompanied and coordinated with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in formulating policies and laws on the environment, including the field of recycling.
In the future, the association should have solutions to improve recycling efficiency. We plan to publish a list of capable units and recycling technologies for manufacturers to choose from,” said Mr. Hung.
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