The activity was organized by the Hue People's Committee in collaboration with the International Organization for Conservation of Nature in Vietnam (WWF - Vietnam) on the morning of 9/11 at Thuong Bac Park.
Leaders of Hue city performed the ceremony to launch the program
Participants included: TUV, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Phan Quy Phuong; Deputy Permanent Secretary of the City Committee Tran Hung Nam; Chairman of Hue City People's Committee Vo Le Nhat; leaders of Hue City, Department of Natural Resources and Environment and departments, departments and localities.
The domestic solid waste classification program (DSWCP) at source phase 1 in Hue City is implemented on the basis of the increasing amount of waste every day, causing pressure on the environment and urban beauty. Within the framework of the project "Hue – Plastic Waste Reduction Urban in Central Vietnam", WWF - Vietnam has sponsored 156 sets of classified domestic solid waste containers and installed in a number of public places. In addition, Hue City has installed an additional 148 sets of classified domestic solid waste containers at the headquarters of agencies, departments and schools in 23 wards.
People participate in the program "Exchange waste for gifts" at Thuong Bac Park
The program on classification of domestic solid waste at the source aims to raise awareness of environmental protection; help organizations and individuals step by step form the habit of sorting waste at the source; enhancing the effectiveness of solutions to tackle plastic pollution and manage plastic waste; at the same time, guide organizations and individuals on how to classify, store and deliver collected waste in accordance with regulations... In particular, domestic waste must be classified right from the source in order to recycle, reuse and reduce the risk of hazardous waste spreading into the environment; improve the efficiency of the State management system on domestic waste management as well as contribute to the protection of the living environment.
Guiding the implementation of waste classification at households and units
Speaking at the launching ceremony of the program, Vice Chairman of Hue City People's Committee – Mr.Tran Song emphasized that in order for the program to classify domestic waste at the source in the city to be implemented synchronously and effectively, achieving the set goals, the city asked agencies, organizations, households and individuals in the area to join hands to carry out the waste classification from waste sources to contribute to environmental protection, in order to recycle, reuse and reduce the risk of hazardous waste spreading into the environment; promote the "Green Sunday" project so that Hue is always green - clean - bright - smart - environmentally friendly, associated with the sustainable interests of the People.
Source: Thua Thien Hue Online Newspaper