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HCM City opens waste collection sites

Update: December, 09/2015 - 08:00
HCM City has opened four waste collection sites for electronics in the districts of 1, 4, Binh Thanh and Phu Nhuan. — Photo thoibaotaichinhvietnam.vn

HCMCITY (VNS) — HCM City has opened four waste collection sites for electronics in the districts of 1, 4, Binh Thanh and Phu Nhuan.

The work is part of the programme Viet Nam Recycles, which began in April. It aims to encourage local residents to be responsible to collect and recycle end-of-life electronic products.

It was launched by the Department of Natural Resources and Environment in co-operation with local authorities.

The programme provides free electronic waste collection and recycling services to agencies, organisations, households and individuals.

The city's amount of electronic waste has been increasing due to the development of technology and high demands made on electronic equipment. However, local people have limited knowledge about the waste recycling process. — VNS

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