Disposable plastic waste, instead of ending up on dumping grounds or in the sea, could be used to make roads. The solution not only helps settle environmental problems, but also opens a new market for this kind of waste and accelerating the ‘circular economy’. … [Read more...] about Will plastic-waste roads replace asphalt roads?
Hanoi (VNA) – Thailand will ban the import, production and sale of beauty products containing plastic microbeads, effective from January 1, 2020, the Ministry of Public Health announced on December 24. In an announcement published in the Royal Gazette, the ministry said plastic microbeads, which are used in rinse-off products such as face scrubs, do not degrade over time in water or in the environment. Because of their tiny size, the spherical beads, used as exfoliants, are then washed down the drain, often slip through waste water treatment system and end up in the sea, the ministry noted. The UK, for instance, prohibited the use of plastic microbeads in the production of cosmetics and personal care products in 2018, out of concern over their impact on marine life, the ministry explained. Plastic pollution, particularly in rivers, lakes, canals and oceans, is a serious threat to the global ecosystem as it is harmful to the life of marine and freshwater species and damaging … [Read more...] about Thailand bans plastic microbeads in beauty products
IRD representative in Việt Nam, Alexis Drogoul, said the COMPOSE project looks to form a network for monitoring the movement of plastic in society and the environment in the country, helping authorities understand the movement and make policies to minimise the amount of plastic discharged. … [Read more...] about Plastic pollution a disease: experts
Mrs. Hồ Thị Yến Thu, MCD DCEO delivered speech at the event Mrs. Hồ Thị Yến Thu, Standing Deputy Director of MCD highlights the significance of the event: “this Ocean Talk for enhancing student understanding of solid waste and marine plastic waste management in the connection with the Blue Lighthouse Program (Hải Đăng Xanh) for Volunteer Youth Initiative together aim to foster healthy participation in teenagers and school students to learn about solid and plastic waste, its problems and solutions, and at the same time to promote innovative actions by the school students for reducing marine plastic waste, while protecting the terrestrial and marine environment.” … [Read more...] about Increasing student understanding of solid waste and marine plastic waste management
The US-China tensions have had severe impacts on the global economy and created more risks for emerging markets. Though multiple rounds of negotiations were held, the two sides have yet to reach a final deal to ease the tensions. 2. Complicated developments in the East Sea spark international concern On July 4, Chinese survey vessel Haiyang Dizhi 8 and its escorts entered Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and continental shelf in the East Sea, seriously violating international law and Vietnam’s sovereignty rights and jurisdiction. Chinese survey ships have also repeatedly encroached upon the EEZ and continental shelf of other countries bordering the East Sea and obstructed their legal oil and gas activities. The international community strongly criticised China’s unilateral actions which had eroded trust and threatened regional peace, security and stability. 3. The UK’s bumpy road to Brexit The European Union flag and the Union Jack flag are seen … [Read more...] about Top 10 world events of 2019 voted by Vietnam News Agency