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PM calls for joint action to deal with plastic waste pollution

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has written a letter urging joint action for a healthy, safe and sustainable living environment as well as dealing with pollution caused by plastic wastes. 

In the letter, he said plastic waste is enough to cover four times the surface of the earth each year. As many as 13 million tonnes of plastic waste discharged into oceans are harming ecological system, human health and sustainability of each nation.

PM, joint action, plastic waste pollution, sustainable living environment, ecological system, human health

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Many countries have taken specific actions to reduce and ban the use of eco-unfriendly plastic products while increasing the recycle of plastic wastes.

At international forums, Vietnam proposed initiatives, joined global and regional cooperation mechanisms for the effort.

As plastic waste is increasing in Vietnam, the government is taking drastic measures to effectively control them, especially disposable plastic products and imperishable nylon bags, towards a circular and green growth economy, he said.

According to him, dealing with plastic waste pollution is an urgent task requiring regular involvement of departments, agencies and the entire society.

He suggested changing plastic use habits; reducing, classifying, collecting, reusing and recycling plastic waste; using more eco-friendly products and promptly honouring good examples and models.

Each official and Party member should set good examples in the effort while ministries, agencies and localities should continue refining mechanisms and laws to synchronously and effectively address the issue, he said.

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Source: VNA

PM, joint action, plastic waste pollution, sustainable living environment, ecological system, human health
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