Viet Nam News
THỪA THIÊN-HUẾ — A campaign to build clear, clean and green areas without rampant littering is being conducted by organisations, enterprises, hotels, restaurants and households in the central province of Thừa Thiên-Huế.
Every Friday afternoon, organisations cut grass, clean up and look after gardens and ornamental trees around their offices.
The provincial Department of Industry and Trade works with the Department of Natural Resources and Environment to call on supermarkets, malls and markets to use environmentally friendly bags.
Every weekend, households and residential quarters tidy up and clear sewage from their living areas and public places. The work is guided by local people’s committees and youth unions.
The provincial Department of Tourism instructs tourism ships and transport ships to collect rubbish around their anchoring places and to educate tourists not to litter.
Hotels and restaurants along the Hương (Perfume) River also collect rubbish weekly.
The province has many models of organisations working to clean the environment, like Quảng Điền District Women’s Association’s campaign to collect rubbish and keep roads clean.
Up to now, more than 4,500 households in the district separate rubbish at the source. Members of the association tidy up the environment every month.
The association also conducts the campaign ‘five no and three clean’. Five No means no poverty, no violence, no social evils, no law violations and no children quitting school. Three clean means clean house, clean kitchen and clean alley.
The Thừa Thiên-Huế Department of Science and Technology conducts projects to treat rural rubbish in several districts. Local residents are more aware of protecting the environment and littering has been reduced sharply. Many markets in rural areas in the province do not stink of rubbish anymore.
Hương Chữ Ward in Hương Trà Town classifies rubbish and makes it into fertiliser. Every five cubic metres of rubbish can make about one tonne of fertiliser. — VNS