Consumer trends

Hanoi sets a target that by 2024 supermarkets will not use plastic bags

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Hanoi People’s Committee has just issued Plan No. 263/KH-UBND on implementing the National Action Program on Sustainable Production and Consumption in 2024 in Hanoi city. In this Plan, by the end of 2024, Hanoi city strives to achieve targets such as: reducing 3.5-4.5% of raw material and fuel consumption in the textile, garment and alcohol…

Green exports: The inevitable trend of global trade

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Green export with the purpose of greening products will help customers in foreign markets have more sympathy for the products of businesses. Many of Vietnam’s important import markets have set stricter environmental regulations for imported goods, implementing high tax rates on products with large carbon emissions. Vietnam has issued guidelines and policies to encourage the…

“Greening” textiles and garments: Enterprises have many shortcomings

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Green growth is an important content of sustainable development. In the textile, garment and footwear industry, the issue of greening has received special attention from businesses in this industry in recent years. Since 2017, the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association has established a Sustainable Development Committee and has had a clear impact on businesses in…

Aiming for a circular economy, Da Nang will reuse treated wastewater

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(TN&MT) – Currently, Da Nang is researching and transferring technology to reuse treated wastewater and water circulation at factories, production, business and service establishments to approach a circular economy. Many benefits Within the framework of the project “Joining hands to protect water resources” funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Center for…

Canada ditches single-use plastics

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Canada announced that from December 2022, the country will ban the production and import of single-use plastic items, including objects: plastic bottles, single-use straws and plastic bags. Currently, most plastic waste is treated by landfilling. If discharged into the sea, the marine environment will be seriously affected. Recognizing this problem, many countries have begun to…

Solutions for renewable energy to become the main source of electricity generation in Southeast Asia

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Global technology corporation Wärtsilä has just released the report Reshaping the Energy Industry in Southeast Asia. Research shows that the development of flexible power sources is the key factor to help make renewable energy the main source of electricity generation in Southeast Asian countries. From there, promote the energy transition process to reduce greenhouse gas…

Reduce up to 700 million tons of carbon pollution if people cycle more

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The transportation sector currently accounts for a quarter of all fuel-related greenhouse gas emissions that are warming the planet. Half of those emissions come from passenger cars, and worldwide transportation demand is expected to triple by mid-century. According to a study published in Communications Earth and Environment on August 18, the world would reduce carbon…

Textile exports are flexible to meet changing regulations from the EU

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As one of Vietnam’s leading textile and garment export markets, the EU increasingly attaches importance to the development of a circular economy, minimizing environmental impacts, thereby providing specific regulations, more strict with imported goods. Textile and garment enterprises need to pay special attention to changes and respond flexibly to better exploit this market. Moving from…

Singapore produces beer from wastewater, how big is its waste treatment industry?

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“NEWBrew” is not an ordinary beer, it is produced from treated wastewater and recycled into drinking water. 1. Unique beers As a product of a national project, “NEWBrew” was introduced in 2018 during a conference on water. Today, the result of cooperation between the National Water Board of Singapore (PUB) and local beer brewery Brewerkz…

Moving towards a globally binding legal commitment to reduce plastic waste by the end of 2024

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The draft Resolution “Ending plastic pollution: Towards an international legally binding instrument” is a historic commitment to end plastic pollution in countries around the world. The content of the Resolution aims at a global legal commitment and sets a certain deadline for each country to seek environmentally friendly materials, improve the circularity of plastics, and…