About us

BUILDING THE FUTURE

“We are a network of organizations and citizens who share a strategy for applying zero waste practices to better manage solid waste, reduce plastics, save natural resources, and protect the environment of Vietnam. Zero waste approaches, known as the “R’s,” include Refusing (to use non-essential items); Redesigning (business models, goods, and packaging); Reducing (waste); Reusing; Rotting (i.e., composting); Recycling; Recovering; and Residuals management.

By building a strong national alliance, raising our members’ awareness, and piloting waste reduction models at community scales, we will elevate zero waste to become broadly accepted by Vietnamese society as the correct approach to waste management and as an admirable lifestyle.

MEET OUR MEMBERS

Our core members are non-profit groups, government entities, universities, and businesses from around Vietnam.

GREENHUB

Greenhub develops and implements effective, evidence-based practices that promote green production, sustainable lifestyles, and climate change responses towards resilient communities, energy efficiency and natural resource conservation.

 

VIET NAM SACH & XANH

VNSX’s goal is to raise awareness about the litter & trash problem in Vietnam because it is a foundational environmental issue upon which positive social change can be catalyzed.

 

GREEN VIET

GreenViet takes action to help communities understand, respect, and adopt an eco-friendly lifestyle by researching, conserving and disseminating the value of biodiversity.

MCD

MCD commits to promoting active cooperation between related stakeholders, implementing initiatives that integrate local knowledge and international experiences, in order to better manage coastal ecosystems and improve coastal communities’ living conditions.

ENDA VIETNAM

ENDA Vietnam works for poor communities and disadvantaged groups on the basis of their needs and priorities, pursues sustainable development at all levels, fosters gender equity, and protects the environment.

CHAM ISLAND MARINE PROTECTED AREA

The Cham Islands MPA Authority enhances community awareness of environmental protection, biodiversity, and eco-friendly livelihood development in the MPA through communications activities.

 

SUNGCO COMPANY LIMITED

SUNGCO creates a community ecosystem network model through a harmonious combination of two key approaches: 1) preservation and development; and 2) activating social businesses (Community cooperatives) for community-based tourism.

 

 

OUR FEARLESS LEADERS

Each of our core member organizations is represented within VZWA by the following staff member:

Quach Thi Xuan

Quach Thi Xuan

VZWA's Coordinator

Email: xquach@pacificenvironment.org 

As coordinator of VZWA beginning in October 2017, Xuan Quach has been working to network a core group of Vietnamese NGOs together to advocate for zero waste solutions to the problem of plastic pollution. Concurrently she works as Vietnam Consultant at Pacific Environment.

 

 

Tran Thi Hoa

Tran Thi Hoa

Director of GreenHub<br />

Email: hoa.tran@greenhub.org.vn 

Nguyen Huu Nhan

Nguyen Huu Nhan

Co-founder of Vietnam sach & Xanh

Email: nhan.nguyen@rmit.edu.vn 

Chu Manh Trinh

Chu Manh Trinh

Forefather of Cham Marine Protected Area

Email: mtrinh.clcmpa@gmail.com 

Ho Yen Thu

Ho Yen Thu

Deputy Director at Centre for Marinelife Conservation and Community Development (MCD)

Email: thu@mcdvietnam.org 

Trang Le Thi

Trang Le Thi

Vice Director at GreenViet

Email: lethitrang@greenviet.org 

Nguyen Thi Hoai Linh

Nguyen Thi Hoai Linh

Country Director at ENDA Vietnam

Email:  linh.nth@endavn.org.vn 

Pham Phuong Thao

Pham Phuong Thao

Coordinator at Sungco Company Limited

Email:  thaopp9999@gmail.com 

VZWA was formed in October 13th, 2017, after a kick-off gathering of 50 individuals and organization representatives that are working throughout Vietnam toward improved solid waste management and environmental protection.

 

VZWA ANNUAL PLAN

The annual plan of VZWA is a summary of all core organization members’ individual plans plus a shared VZWA plan for which the coordinator is responsible. It is released annually on April 1.

 

VZWA’S VISION & MISSION

VZWA’s strategic plan

By 2030, zero waste is broadly understood, supported and practiced throughout Vietnam.

VZWA brings together individuals and organizations to move local communities toward adopting zero waste by sharing best practices and adapting them for the Vietnamese context.

VZWA’s four focal strategies are:

  • Zero Waste Cities
  • Innovative Policies
  • Changing Plastics Narrative
  • Corporate Campaigning

Specifically:

  1. Developing VZWA to be a national, multi-stakeholder platform to enable participation, cooperation and champions for zero waste;
  2. Building VZWA member and partner capacity through experiential learning, studies and exchanges;
  3. Catalyzing demonstration and replication of ZW innovations and best practices among coastal/MPA communities and adjacent cities;
  4. Enabling, engaging and advocating for better ideas, policies and regulations that will make Vietnam a ZW pioneer.

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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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