Ocean without Plastic Project in Da Nang City End of Project Dissemination Conference: Sharing Results and Best Practices with Coastal Provinces in Central Region of Vietnam

On 18 May 2019, the conference on “The end of Ocean Without Plastic Project in Danang city Sharing Results and Best Practices with Coastal Provinces in Central Region of Vietnam” was co-organized in Danang by the Center for Environment and Community Research (CECR), Department of Natural Resources and Environment of Da Nang city, Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA)

The project is a part of the Municipal Waste Recycling Program (MWRP)/ DIG funded by USAID and is ministered by CECR in Da Nang city with an aim to “ raise awareness and encourage recycling plastic at source based on community, protecting the ocean from plastic pollution.”

After 18 months of implementing the project, there were 160 organized training and communication programs, more than 21,000 households conducted classification, collecting nearly 7,700 kg of plastic waste; 29,850 kg of resoures waste, raising VND 94 million, contributing to reducing the city’s pressure on waste treatment and raising community awareness.

The results and lessons of the project were shared by CECR during the Conference

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