ZERO WASTE VN

 

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Who We Are?

Grassroots alliance.   We are a group of concerned citizens from a wide variety of organisations with the goal of making Vietnam a more sustainable country. The VZWA is comprised of a blend of private companies, governmental organisations, non-profit groups, NGOs, universities and International advisors.

 

MISSION VISION
We envision an Vietnamese population educated about and moving towards achieving zero waste within the next 10 years. We will strive to achieve zero waste drawing from international standards

We strive to bring together organizations to move Vietnamese communities toward achieving zero waste status in Vietnam.

We bring the methods and ideas of zero waste best practices to Vietnam and attempt to adapt them for the most effective implementation within the Vietnamese context.

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What is Zero Waste?

Zero Waste is a movement that focuses on the 5 Rs – Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Redesign.

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. Zero Waste means designing and managing products and processes to systematically avoid and eliminate the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, conserve and recover all resources, and not burn or bury them. Implementing Zero Waste will eliminate all discharges to land, water or air that are a threat to planetary, human, animal or plant health. This is an essential practice for many organizations that rely on a healthy Earth for their livelihood, such as farmers, tour operators, and fisherman.

Our organization strongly believes this cause and working hard to implement the following:

 

  • Eliminating waste sent to dumps/landfills.
  • Practicing the 5 ‘R’s: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Redesign (in that order) – Prioritizing refusing waste such as plastic bags, and reducing the consumption of products that result in waste generation.
  • Minimizing waste that needs to be recycled.
  • Turning “waste” into a useful product such as compost for fertilizer, so that it is not wasted.

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Meet Our Leaders

Dr. Quach Thi Xuan

Dr. Quach Thi Xuan

Head of Urban Studies Division, Da Nang Institute of Socio Economic Development

Nhan Nguyen

Nhan Nguyen

Associate Lecturer at RMIT, Founding Member of Vietnam Clean and Green

Nicole Portley

Nicole Portley

Marine Biologist, Pacific Environment Marine Campaigns and Planning

Dr. Chu Manh Trinh

Dr. Chu Manh Trinh

Researcher at Cham Islands Marine Protected Area (MPA)

Meet Our Members

Want to have make a difference? Do you want to do something that is satisfying and of great service to your community? Volunteers are needed. The only qualification required is your desire to help save the environment. You don’t need any medical skills; you don’t even need a college degree; you don’t even need to know what to say.

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Upcoming Events

The 2nd Zero Waste School Festival

The 2nd Zero Waste School Festival

Xây dựng Trường học không rác là một hành trình dài hạn với sự hỗ trợ giữa các bên đặc biệt là sự kết nối với các cơ sở giáo dục. Đây cũng được xem là môi trường truyền cảm hứng cho các thế hệ tương lai, thế hệ thừa kế sau này của những dự án dài hơi mà tổ chức đang theo đuổi hướng đến một cộng đồng xanh

A Historic Leap in the  Fight Against Waste Colonialism

A Historic Leap in the Fight Against Waste Colonialism

September 14, 2022 - Today the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) in the Asia Pacific and its member organizations have concluded the first step of a restorative justice process with the U.S.-based organization Ocean Conservancy (OC). The process aims...

Food delivery boosts use of plastic packaging in Brazil

Food delivery boosts use of plastic packaging in Brazil

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused the consumption of take-out food to skyrocket – and with it, that of plastics for packaging, in addition to straws, cups, plates, and cutlery. Plastic consumption in the delivery sector jumped 46% from 2019 to 2021. It means a rise to...

30 Day Plastic Free Challenge with VZWA

30 Day Plastic Free Challenge with VZWA

Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people become an important part of solutions to reduce plastic pollution – simple examples can be seen as cleaning the streets, the sea, making the community more beautiful. This is a...

Stop Shipping Plastic Waste

Stop Shipping Plastic Waste

Ending waste exports from rich to weaker economies is crucial to reducing plastic pollution, and protecting communities from the impacts of the plastic waste trade. In 2021, a Shipping Lines Campaign was launched by the Basel Action Network, The Last Beach Cleanup,...

World Refill Day

World Refill Day

World Refill Day (WRD) is a global campaign to prevent plastic pollution and help people live with less waste The overproduction and consumption of single-use plastic are creating a global environmental and humanitarian crisis. Globally, we use millions of tonnes...

Reuse Campaign “Bring me to a new home instead”

Reuse Campaign “Bring me to a new home instead”

According to statistics, Viet Nam is claimed to rank fourth in causing marine plastic pollution in the world. Vietnam Zero Waste Alliance’s audit report shows that each individual uses up to approximately 500 plastic bags a year on average.  Since the 1990s, the...

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