City launches campaign to clean plastic waste

Update: 07:43 | 10/03/2019

A launch ceremony for the 2019 “Plastic Clean-up Day” campaign was held by the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee in collaboration with the Consular Delegation in Ho Chi Minh City on March 9 at the September 23 Park.

Attending the ceremony were Pham Duc Hai, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Council and representatives from local departments, agencies, foreign consulates, international organizations, youth union members and students in the city.

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Vice Chairman of HCM City People's Council, Pham Duc Hai (far left) presents reusable cloth bags to locals and traders at Ben Thanh market.

The event aims to call on all sectors, organizations, businesses and the community to raise awareness and join hands in the anti-plastic waste campaign, targeting to give up the habit of using plastic bags and disposable plastic products, while encouraging the use of easily decomposable products.

In addition, the activity also shows the role, responsibility and commitment of HCM City in particular and Vietnam in general in joining hands with the international community to participate in preventing the pollution of plastic waste and the discharge of plastic waste into the ocean.

Speaking at the launch, Hai emphasized that environmental protection is everyone's responsibility. To solve the problems of plastic waste, it is necessary to have the joint hands of all sectors, political and social organizations, enterprises and each Vietnamese person in the common efforts of the region and the whole world.

The campaign is a continuation of the chain of activities in response to the “Clean up the World 2018” campaign, contributing to solving plastic and nylon pollution on a global scale, as well as in Vietnam and HCM City.

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The consular family members in HCM City collecting plastic waste at the September 23 Park.

A representative of the consular delegation in HCM City, Consul General at Consulate General of Canada, Kyle Nunas, highly praised the city for its proactive actions to address the issue of plastic waste, typically the waste sorting initiative and the launch of the 2019 “Plastic Clean-up Day” campaign.

After the launch, the city’s leaders and representatives from Consulate Generals distributed cloth bags to traders and visitors at Ben Thanh market. Local officials and residents also joined members of the Consular Delegation in collecting plastic waste to protect the environment.

Within the framework of the ceremony, there was also a roundtable discussion between the environmental experts and local citizens on the harms of plastic waste pollution, solutions to prevent plastic waste and the action of the local people to join hands to protect the environment.

 

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Source: NDO

 
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