A group of scientists and biological researchers from Đà Nẵng’s Teacher Training and Engineering College has developed a vetiver (Vetiveria Zizanioides) grass-based system to treat leaks at Khánh Sơn dump in the city.
The central city’s Environment and Urban Company (URENCO), in co-operation with Ever Green Labs Consultant and EverGreen Social ventures, will start a pilot project on plastic waste recycling in the city later this year.
Delayed development of waste treatment projects and poor household rubbish classification has left central provinces facing a serious challenge that could continue for years to come if nothing is done.
Đà Nẵng plans to build its first waste-to-energy project at Khánh Sơn dump.
The pilot project featuring the 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle) will be launched throughout the city in 2019-22.
The central city has launched a campaign to call community ‘Saying No’ to single-use plastic product in dealing with plastic waste pollution and treatment cost in the near future.
For the last 28 years, people from Hòa Khánh Nam Ward in the central city of Đà Nẵng have longed for the closure of Khánh Sơn landfill due to the severe pollution caused by the site.
The central city of Đà Nẵng was awarded the title National Capital of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)’s One Planet City Challenge 2018 programme in a ceremony on Friday, making it the only city in Việt Nam to join a list of 21 cities around the world for the final round of the global award.
Waste incineration, gasification, and refuse-derived fuel technologies are sustainable solutions in dealing with Đà Nẵng’s future waste treatment, as it looks to become a ‘green’ city by 2025.