Dong Ngac primary school – toward a Zero Waste School

Dong Ngac Elementary School in Bac Tu Liem District has become a model in promoting environmentally responsible living and protecting the Earth. Here, students are not only educated about knowledge, but also engage in practical activities. The school has put in place...

Some key points from INC-3

The third round of negotiations has attracted over 500 proposals from governments, non-governmental organizations, and strong efforts to reach an agreement on controlling plastic and plastic pollution by the end of 2024. Despite being more than halfway through the...

Japan: Microplastics detected in clouds hanging atop two mountain

The clouds around Japan’s Mount Fuji and Mount Oyama contain concerning levels of the tiny plastic bits, and highlight how the pollution can be spread long distances, contaminating the planet’s crops and water via “plastic rainfall”. The plastic was so concentrated in...

Fishing nets: the double-edged plastic swords in our ocean

Fishers in the Greek port of Keratsini used to throw their old fishing nets into the sea, harming wildlife, disrupting ecosystem services and indirectly threatening human health. Thanks to training from the non-profit enterprise Enaleia, fishers from this and 41 other...

The wishing of waste pickers in HoiAn

During the COP26 meeting, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh raised the issue of informal waste workers in Vietnam, particularly women, who receive low wages despite playing a crucial role in advancing the circular economy. Therefore, it is necessary to include these...