Vietnam among top 20 waste-producing countries: official

March 11, 2024

Vietnam is one of the 20 largest producers of waste in the world, discharging approximately 60,000 metric tons of garbage per day, higher than the world average level, a local official said last week. He cited data from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment as saying that about 64 percent of household garbage in Vietnam goes to landfill, with treatment of only some 20 percent meeting hygienic requirements. Phan Xuan Thuy, deputy head of the Commision for Information and Education of the Communist Party of Vietnam, addresses an online conference on waste management and reduction in Hanoi, March 7, 2024. In Quang Tri, where some 90 percent of the locales were encouraged to make proper household waste treatment a habit, their limited resources have challenged plastic waste sorting, treatment, recycling, and reduction, Dong elaborated. Photo: Quang The / Tuoi TreLike us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

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