HANOI (Bernama) – Vietnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is launching a nationwide campaign in northern province of Thai Nguyen on Sept 24 as part of the “Clean up the world” global campaign, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reports.
The campaign called “Take action for a waste-free environment” aims to increase the public’s awareness of environmental protection, pollution and waste to contribute to global environmental efforts.
The ministry has called upon local authorities, organisations, businesses and individuals to take practical actions including reducing, reusing and recycling waste, limiting use of plastic bags, planting trees and cleaning up residential areas.
Vietnam has taken part in the global campaign since 1994.
Pollution-related health problems cost the country US$780 million annually.
Launched in Australia in 1993, “Clean up the world” is a community-based, environmental campaign that inspires and empowers communities around the world to clean, restore and protect their environment.