Vietnam Phu Yen, Swiss Organization Work on Solid, Plastic Waste Management

The People’s Committee of Vietnam’s central Phu Yen province and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), a Switzerland-based organization in wilderness preservation and the reduction of human impact on the environment, on June 18 worked on the management of domestic solid and plastic wastes in the locality, state media reported. Speaking at the event, Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment Le Dao An Xuan mentioned several measures to collect and treat solid wastes that the province had done over the past year. The province also called for investment in waste treatment factories using advanced technologies, he added. The locals’ awareness of the danger of wastes on the marine environment raised thanks to the call for joining a pilot model to collect waste discharged from aquaculture, the authority said. He also suggested spreading the model to mitigate the discharge of plastic wastes at sea. Coordinator of the WWF Vietnam’s Oceans Program Nguyen Dieu Thuy, for her part, remarked the collaboration between the province and the organization on the plan of plastic waste and ocean plastic management till 2030, as well as hold a competition collecting initiatives in the field and launch an awareness campaign. The WWF pledges to partner with Phu Yen to turn Tuy Hoa into a plastic waste-free urban area, she said. On the occasion, the provincial authorities, the WWF Vietnam and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment signed an agreement to engage in a plastic waste management project in Vietnam. (Vietnam Plus,,,,