Ancient city launches innovation of recycled rubbish

May 15, 2017 - 09:00

A contest on creating recycled rubbish into useable tools was launched yesterday in the ancient city with an aim of cleaning the beach for future among children nationwide.

A contest on creation of recycled rubbish into useable tools is launched among children nationwide in Hội An on Sunday. — VNS Photo Công Thành
Viet Nam News

HỘI AN — A contest to convert recycled rubbish into useable tools was launched on Sunday in Hội An, with an aim of cleaning the beach for future generations.

The contest, which was organised by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union, will bring together kids aged 10 to 15 in 2017.

Competitors will collect used material or rubbish to recycle into tools for cleaning the beach from now to September 15th, and awards will be given on October 15th.

The contest comes at the end of the 2014-17 campaign to promote beach cleaning and environmental protection.

Hội An, an UNESCO-recognised world heritage site, was the first locality in the country to host a Car Free Day and a 3R (reduce, reuse and recycle) campaign.

Chàm Island, 20km off the coast of Hội An, was the first location in Việt Nam to successfully prohibit plastic bags.

A solar power system project public used was also built in Hội An and Chàm Island from 2013.

The UNESCO-recognised world heritage city and Naha City, the capital of Okinawa Prefecture, Japan commenced the Eco-city Achievement Support Project to build the city into the first eco-city in Việt Nam. — VNS