Stakeholders discuss raising awareness, promoting role of waste pickers in Vietnam

March 10, 2024

It was attended by the local government authorities, research institutes, NGOs, members of the NPAP’s Gender and Social Inclusion Task Force, the Canadian Embassy in Vietnam, Vietnam EPR Office, Packaging Recycling Organization Vietnam (PRO), businesses, media, and recyclers. The meeting disclosed 2023 statistics from the Circulate Initiative, a non-profit organization addressing ocean plastic pollution, that approximately 60 percent of global plastic waste is collected and recycled by 20 million informal waste workers. These establishments significantly contribute to the recycling and reuse of plastic waste. (USD1=VND24,655)She also mentioned the risks related to labor safety for scrap dealers, namely transporting bulky waste on the streets and working with no protection gear. “Beyond informal waste workers, the sector also includes others in the value chain such as scrap dealers, junk shops, aggregators, even semi-informal cooperatives in some provinces.

The source of this news is from Tuoi Tre News

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