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Virus crisis gives throwaway plastic a new lease on life

Paris — Just when you thought it was beyond the social and environmental pale, single-use plastic is making a comeback, be it for throwaway facemasks, gloves or shrink-wrapped vegetables. Largely to blame is the coronavirus and the response to ward it off — the masks, gloves and other plastic-based items, many of which are now […]

Ban plastic bags? UN seeks to cut pollution as recycling falls short

Up to five trillion plastic bags are used worldwide each year. Less than a 10th of all the plastic ever made has been recycled, and governments should consider banning or taxing single-use bags or food containers to stem a tide of pollution, a U.N. report said on Tuesday, U.N. World Environment Day. The study, billed […]

​Vietnam generates nearly 18,000 tons of plastic waste a day: seminar

Statistics that nearly 18,000 metric tons of plastic waste are generated in Vietnam on a daily basis was one of the alarming messages delivered at an event held to observe the Earth Day in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday. On average, one Vietnamese produces around 1.2kg of waste per day, and “16 percent of […]

Plastic bottle house promotes environment protection

A woman in Long Bien District, Hanoi has used thousands of recycled plastic bottles to build a small house and raise people’s awareness about environmental protection. The house was constructed in June 2015 with 8,800 bottles at Tue Vien Organic Farm. Nguyen Thanh Phuong, who has the idea of using bottles to build a house, […]