A garbage dump is seen in Bac Ninh Province, outside Hanoi, Vietnam June 5, 2017. Photo by Reuters/Kham A man drives a truck at a garbage dump in Bac Ninh Province, outside Hanoi, Vietnam June 5, 2017. Photo by Reuters/Kham A woman collects garbage at a dump in Bac Ninh Province, outside Hanoi, Vietnam June 5, 2017. Photo by Reuters/Kham A garbage dump is seen in the Bac Ninh Province, outside Hanoi, Vietnam June 5, 2017. Photo by Reuters/Kham Maintenance workers unload trash from a garbage can in the main Amtrak waiting area at Pennsylvania Station, May 31, 2017 in New York City. Photo by AFP/Drew Angerer Khodor, 20, reacts to burning plastic inside a workshop where he works in the rebel-held besieged Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria April 1, 2017. The workshop uses plastic from bottles and other waste materials to produce … [Read more...] about Don’t look away: Shocking photos of waste from Vietnam and around the globe
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VietNamNet Bridge - Thousands of households in Tan Yen District in Bac Giang province have protested against a plan to set up a waste treatment plant in the locality, though the plant would help ease environmental pollution and create local jobs. A local man said that no one had known about the waste treatment plant project until March 2014, when locals saw many excavators and trucks in the Lang Cao hill area and they were told that the machines were brought there to serve the waste treatment plant project. The man went on to say that locals fear the waste treatment plant will not help ease pollution, but may make it more serious. The plant is expected to have the capacity of 150 tons of industrial waste and 30 tons of domestic waste a day. However, as the plant is located next to residential quarters, it could harm people's health. The plant is also located close to the Cau Dong canal, which is where people farm fish and shrimp. It is also the water supply source for thousands … [Read more...] about Bac Giang residents don’t want waste treatment plant
Waste should be considered a resource and recycled, rather than buried or burnt, according to scientists from the Institute for Science, Techniques and Labour Safety. Viet Nam releases more than 15 million tonnes of solid waste each year, but only 70 per cent of it can be collected and treated, according to statistics of the Centre for Environment Sciences and Development, under the Institute for Science, Techniques and Labour Safety. Dr Pham Van Hai, director of the centre, said that all the cities and towns in the country had already established waste collection companies. However, the effectiveness of these companies was weak, as they could treat only 30 to 80 per cent of waste, he said. They dealt with waste mainly by burying it, while waste from hospitals and clinics was usually burned. Hai said these methods still caused a negative impact on the environment and on people's health. The dumping sites helped spread epidemics, with waste water absorbed into the earth, seriously … [Read more...] about Recycle waste, don’t bury it
VietNamNet Bridge - Of the 429 enterprises, industrial zones and export processing zones nationwide examined in 2012 by the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MONRE), 157 establishments were found as violating the environment laws, for which they were imposed the fine of VND32.7 billion. A report showed that Vietnam now has 283 industrial zones and export processing zones set up on a total natural area of 80,000 hectares in 58 provinces and cities. Of these, the industrial land area for leasing is 52,000 hectares, or 65 percent of the natural area. There are also 878 small industrial factories' clusters established by local authorities. The problem is that the industrial zone and infrastructure development program does not come in harmonization with the environment protection program. Asynchronous programming According to C49, though the concentrated waste treatment works at have been installed at industrial zones, 75 percent of the waste water from the zones … [Read more...] about How to punish businesses that don’t treat waste water?
VietNamNet Bridge - The climate change has caused saltwater infiltration into the Mekong River Delta, which has been threatening the aquatic and agricultural gene resources of the biggest rice grainary. Ky Quang Vinh, Director of the Can Tho Provincial Natural Resources and the Environment Monitory Center, the head of the program on responding to climate change, in the interview given to Saigon Tiep Thi, has stressed that the climate change has badly affected Vietnam already, and that Vietnam needs to take necessary measures to deal with the problem right now. … [Read more...] about Don’t eat into resources: expert