Việt Nam needed to develop policies to encourage investments in waste-to-energy, also called bioenergy, which would signicantly contribute to protecting the environment, experts have said.
The HCM City Department of Natural Resources and Environment plans to change the way solid waste is classified at source to suit treatment technologies, its chief has said.
Waste-to-energy technology is a feasible solution for the solid waste crisis in Việt Nam's major cities, local authorities have said.
The HCM City People’s Committee has approved the construction of three plants to generate electricity from waste using advanced technologies, and work on them will start in September and October, according to the city Department of Natural Resources and Environment.
Nine leading companies in the consumer goods and packaging industries joined hands to launch the coalition Packaging Recycling Organization Vietnam in HCM City on June 21.
Poor infrastructure investment in waste treatment and financial and technical assistance has prevented Việt Nam escape from world top five-country with mass solid waste releasing to the ocean.
A roadmap to reduce food loss and wastage using cold chain technology is important to secure the future of food not only in Việt Nam but also elsewhere, experts told the 2018 World Cold Chain Summit.