Pollution Challenge Facing the “Dragon Jewels” in Vietnam – Global Issues


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People are increasingly involved in the management of plastic waste at the community level in Vietnam.

Waste in Ha Long Bay, an area known as Dragon Jewels, is mainly generated from local tourism and fishing industries.

So far, 1,000 tons of plastic waste has been properly separated, and 150 tons collected by independent waste workers as part of the Global Environment Fund project, implemented by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

“Before, we didn’t know how to separate waste, how to compost or why we needed to reduce plastic,” says farmer Chen Thu Lwin. “We have been provided with materials and equipment. We are very grateful.”

You can learn more about the Ha Long plastic waste challenge, and how it is being handled by the local community, over here.

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