exhibition raises public awareness of plastic waste reduction | Environment

Illustrative photo (Source: hal.gov.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – A exposure on Reducing Plastic Waste opened in Hanoi on January 7, aiming to help change the minds and behaviors of citizens regarding the use of plastic bags and other single-use plastic products.

It is co-organized by the Institute for Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and the Environment (ISPONRE) and the World Wide Fund for Nature in Viet Nam (WWF-Viet Nam).

Nguyen Trung Thang, deputy director of ISPONRE, said the exhibition should help visitors better understand the issue.

ISPONRE is working with Hanoi’s Ministry of Industry and Trade to establish an alliance of 15 retailers who agree to limit the use of single-use plastic bags, as part of an EU-funded project Germany, he said.

Nguyen Thi Dieu Thuy, director of WWF Vietnam’s plastic waste reduction program, said the event targets businesses and consumers, giving them a more comprehensive view of the plastic pollution crisis and pushing their behavioral changes towards sustainable business and consumption practices, especially during the peak shopping period leading up to the upcoming Lunar New Year, the country’s longest and most important holiday.

Taking place at the Vincom Mega Mall Royal City, the exhibition lasts until January 16./.

VNA

Bryce K. Locke