WE HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE OUR FUTURE!

VIETNAM
ZERO WASTE ALLIANCE

We are a grassroots alliance of concerned organizations and citizens that share the goal of applying zero waste practices to better manage solid waste, reduce plastics, save natural resources, and protect the environment of Vietnam. Our members are non-profit groups, government entities, universities, and businesses.

WHAT IS ZERO WASTE?

Zero Waste is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use.

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REFUSE

Refuse to be part of wasteful consumerism by purchasing items with no or little single-use packaging.

RECYCLE

Waste going to landfill can be reduced additionally by recycling.

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REDUCE

Plastic is filling Vietnam’s landfills and waterways. We need to reduce production and consumption of single-use plastic.

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REUSE

We support Vietnamese businesses that are leading the transition from the disposable to the reuse and refill economy.

REDESIGN

Do you imagine a future in which food, beverage, home, and personal care products reach consumers without any disposable packaging at all? We do! In fact, it’s already here, and redesign is part of making it happen.

 

ROT

We don’t need to burn waste, over 70% of our waste can be composted (i.e., rot) into rich soil for gardens and agriculture. Join us in learning how to compost and advocating for municipal composting programs.

RESIDUAL MANAGEMENT

Residual waste should be reduced to the absolute minimum, and then managed in a way that keeps it out of the environment. We oppose incineration and other practices that pollute the air and contribute to climate change.

Our CAMPAIGNS

We’re leveraging our collective efforts to move Vietnamese communities toward zero waste!

OUR CORE MEMBERS

Special thanks to our members for their contribution towards a Zero Waste world!

OUR INTERNATIONAL SUPPORTERS

Special thanks to our international supporters who have played a crucial role in our journey to make the world a better place to live!

 

BECOME A VOLUNTEER OR DONATE TODAY!

Want to make a difference? VZWA welcomes volunteers. The only qualification required is your commitment to the environment and to our communities!

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