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How companies are transitioning in circular economy

Despite the growing attention to circular economy in the public, the shift to business models seems to progress slowly. For a long time, our economy has been ‘linear’, meaning that raw materials are used to make a product, and after its use, any waste as packaging is thrown away. Through the time, the traditional model […]

Relaunch of the Carton Collection Program at MM Mega Market Centers in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

After several months of disruptions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Tetra Pak, MM Mega Market (“MM”) and Vietnam Packaging Recycling Alliance (PRO Vietnam) have relaunched the collection program for used beverage cartons at MM Mega Market centers in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. n particular, from November 15th to November 21st, when visiting drop-off […]

Inefficient plastics recycling costs Vietnam up to $3 billion each year

Managing used plastic as a valuable resource provides a sound business case for scaling up recycling and other plastic circularity efforts, while promoting sustainable economic development, according to IFC – World Bank study. The joint report finds that only 33 per cent of the total 3.9 million tons of the commonly used plastics disposed per […]

Attracting investment in recycling and circular economy

Financial institutions and investment funds have to face some obstacles im making investment into plastic recycling sector. Since its appearance, plastic materials have become more and more popular in daily life, generating more plastic waste. In Vietnam only, an estimated 2,500 tons of plastic waste is discharged across the country daily. Writing on World Economic Forum, […]

Nine companies join hands to set up a packaging recycling alliance in Vietnam

A coalition of nine leading companies from the consumer goods and packaging industry aims to contribute to a clean, green, and beautiful Vietnam by driving the circular economy and making the recycling of packaging more accessible and sustainable. This pioneering coalition of consumer goods and packaging industry contributes towards a green, clean, and beautiful Vietnam […]

URC Vietnam raises environment protection awareness

As a leading corporation in food and beverage industry as well as a member of the Packaging Recycling Organization Vietnam (PRO Vietnam), URC Vietnam always pioneers in the field of sustainable development. Results from the report “Plastics – A growing concern” conducted by Ipsos last year show that Vietnam plastic waste is amongst the highest […]