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Individuals, organisations now sort waste at source

Update: May, 05/2015 - 13:04
A sanitation worker collects household waste in Ha Noi. — Photo petrotimes.vn

HA NOI (VNS) — Individuals and organisations are sorting waste at source before the waste is collected since June 15, following Decree 38/2015/ND-CP, which has been newly approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

The move was aimed strengthening the reuse and recycling of waste, the decree said.

Households have been asked to separate solid waste into biodegradable waste such as leftovers, recyclable materials such as paper, glass and bottles, and other kinds of waste.

Organisations have been asked to classify hazardous waste with codes. The waste will be kept in suitable packages to avoid leakage and environment pollution before they are handed over to authorised agencies specialising in treating hazardous waste.

The decree said owners of hazardous waste were asked to register with the natural resources and environment departments in localities. — VNS

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