Deputy director of the Hà Nội Department of Natural Resources and Environment Lê Tuấn Định spoke with Hà Nội Mới (New) newspaper about solving the root cause of environmental pollution in Hà Nội in a bid to improve air quality.
Plastic waste can take up to hundreds of years to decompose, creating an increasing burden on landfills, particularly when the sites run out of space to bury garbage.
While air quality in Hà Nội’s inner city remained mostly good and average in the last week of August, it did drop compared to previous weeks.
The central province of Phú Yên plans to build the first garbage incineration project in the third quarter this year with an investment of VNĐ263 billion (US$11.4 million) and a capacity of 240 tonnes per day.
A crowd of 15-20 people in two communes of Nam Sơn and Hồng Kì in Hà Nội’ Sóc Sơn District on Monday night made makeshift tents, blocking the way to the Nam Sơn Waste Treatment Complex or Nam Sơn dumping ground.