Pyrolysis process with dioxin removal technique would be the answer for Việt Nam. Viet Nam News Thu Vân HÀ NỘI — After years of suffering, the residents could not take the stink any more. On January 11, they gathered together and set up tents on the road, blocking garbage trucks from carrying waste to the Nam Sơn dumping ground in the capital city’s Sóc Sơn District. The impact was immediate. Garbage began piling up on the capital city’s streets over the weekend, and the stink spread rapidly. Five days later, after reaching a deal with local authorities on compensation for relocation, the people stopped their protest and the road to the Nam Sơn dumping ground was cleared. But no one was under any illusion that the problem had been solved. Over the past two years, the capital city has seen several similar protests by residents angry about the polluted environment they have to live in. Complaints from people in … [Read more...] about Waste is a burning problem, but burning’s no solution
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In a small shop along one of Sydney's busiest streets, Sarah Freeman is encouraging Australians to slow down and break their addiction to fast fashion. The Australians putting the brakes on fast fashion, fearing for environment Shocked by the speed at which Australians buy and throw away cheap garments, she is trying to harness an ancient concept -- libraries -- to persuade shoppers to rent instead of purchase clothes. "Today's society just seem to wear clothes like condoms. They wear them once and they throw them away," the passionate vintage-garment lover told AFP at her Clothes Library in the inner suburb of Potts Point. "That's not how clothes are supposed to be designed. The clothes nowadays are manufactured for six wears, I think, which is terrible." Globally, clothing production doubled from 2000-2014, with the number of garments bought each year by consumers soaring by 60 percent, according to consulting firm McKinsey & Company. A booming part of the … [Read more...] about The Australians putting the brakes on fast fashion, fearing for environment
Warm meal: Foodbank Vietnam helps distribute food to those in need. Viet Nam News A lot of good food that could feed hungry people goes to waste. That is what Nguyễn Tuấn Khởi believes. He runs a project that collects food that has not been sold. It is then given to feeding shelters. Mai Phương HÀ NỘI — With more than 15 years volunteering for charity projects, Nguyễn Tuấn Khởi, 34, from HCM City, said he has witnessed hunger first-hand. However, during many trips across Việt Nam, he also found so much food being wasted every day in the country. “The idea providing food, which might otherwise be wasted, to those who really need it, inspired me to set up a project helping improve the living conditions of many hungry people,” said Khởi. From this desire, the non-profit Foodbank Vietnam was born. With the support of the government-sponsored Vietnam Red Cross (VCRC), Foodbank Vietnam … [Read more...] about Stopping the waste of food
The world's oceans are clogged with plastic debris, but how much of it finds its way into the seas annually? Enough to place the equivalent of five grocery bags full of plastic trash on every foot (30 cm) of every nation's coastline around the globe. That's according to scientists who released research on Thursday estimating that a staggering 8 million metric tones of plastic pollution enter the oceans each year from the world's 192 coastal countries based on 2010 data. Based on rising waste levels, they estimated that more than 9 million tons would end up in the oceans in 2015. Experts have sounded the alarm in recent years over how plastic pollution is killing huge numbers of seabirds, marine mammals, sea turtles and other creatures while sullying ocean ecosystems. China was responsible for the most ocean plastic pollution per year with an estimated 2.4 million tons, about 30 percent of the global total, followed by Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Egypt, … [Read more...] about World’s oceans clogged by millions of tons of plastic trash
VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Science and Technology’s legal documents on the value of scientists’ inventions are insufficiently clear. Dr. Vo Thi Hanh, director of Phuong Nam Biology Company, the producer of biological produce used in animal husbandry and cultivation, said the company’s selling prices are five to 10 times higher than imports of the same kind. Hanh said foreign-made products are more expensive because foreign intellectual property (IP) has high value. In the past, when a production workshop was located in the Institute of Tropical Biology (ITB) campus, Hanh said she paid royalties to ITB based on monthly sales. However, when Hanh and her associates established a company of their own, she stopped paying the royalties because "ITB and the city’s Science and Technology Department did not request us to pay". In May 2014, the HCM City Science and Technology Department transferred the technology on using waste from alcohol … [Read more...] about How much do scientists receive for their inventions?