While many brands are struggling to find new sources of materials, there are still many designers who have moved towards the concept of using recycled materials. In Việt Nam, recycling old jeans into unique accessories has become a new trend among young people in recent years.
Deputy Director of Hà Nội’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Mai Trọng Thái, talks to Hà Nội Mới (New Hà Nội) newspaper about the capital city’s environmental protection efforts.
Primary school of Trần Đại Nghĩa in Đà Nẵng began a recycling kitchen system to reduce 60 per cent of waste released each month, saving VNĐ1 million ($43) in garbage treatment fees, while producing 100kg of nutritional compost each month.
Nestlé Vietnam was awarded with the top prize as one of winners of the Việt Nam National Quality Awards in Hà Nội recently. Binu Jacob, CEO of Nestlé Vietnam spoke with Việt Nam News about the award and the future plans of the firm in Việt Nam.
After working as a mechanic for 30 years, Đặng Văn Cường, 51, began collecting and restoring vintage French Citroen cars that had been dumped in landfill sites or left for scrap in Việt Nam.
A project in HCM City is creating pairs of socks from recycled plastic bottles. And anyone who donated bottles to the scheme last week were given a pair of socks in exchange.