The fight against plastic waste: FROM AWARENESS TO ACTION
Although, there are still many difficulties in spreading the awareness against plastic waste to the entire community. The movement to reduce and move towards the use of biodegradable plastic packaging products has made changes in the community perceptions and actions of many people.
From consumer perception
According to information from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Vietnam faces increasing pollution due to hazardous waste, especially plastic waste. Particularly, each year, estimating more than 1.8 million tons of plastic waste is generated in Vietnam, but only 27% is recycled.
Notably, the amount of plastic waste and plastic bags in the whole country accounts for about 8 – 12% of domestic solid waste. Therefore, it is a burden on the environment, even leading to a “white pollution” disaster. Meanwhile, in big cities in Vietnam, the rate of waste separation at the source is lowly. Plastic recycling technology is outdated, low efficiency, high cost. As the result, the environment is polluted.
In reality, the harmful effects of plastic and plastic bags on the environment and human health are a big problem. Overall, they believe that their behavior is not directly related to environmental pollution. Consumers who are encouraged to use paper bags or biodegradable bags will often return to using plastic bags. Because of entrenched habits. Besides, the advantages of plastic bags. There are durability, strength, convenience, low cost. Best of all, it is available everywhere and is extremely easy to buy.
To our actions
A good living environment with little impact on natural resources is formed based on the small consumption behaviors. One person can’t replace it, but together we can change. Environmental organizations and the Government are calling on people to limit the use of plastic products and plastic bags.
How to change
In recent years, awareness of people, communities, and businesses enhanced. Firstly, it starts by reducing the consumption of plastic products and non-biodegradable plastic bags. Especially single-use plastic products. They can replace with other environmentally friendly bags. Such as paper bags, reusable cloth bags, degradable plastic bags, woven bags from reusable nylon fiber, etc. Secondly, motiving people to throw their garbage in the right places, proactively classifying waste right. Lastly, launching a movement calling for people to join hands to clean up trash.
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