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2021-08-29 11:53

VUSTA approved operations of the project “Strengthening the role of women through solutions for sustainable recycling activities against plastic waste pollution”

The project “Strengthening the role of women through solutions for sustainable recycling activities against plastic waste pollution” implemented by the Center for Environment Research and Community as non-refundable foreign aid subject to official development assistance funded by USA’s the Ocean Conservancy Inc has been approved by the VUSTA at its Decision No. 527/QD-LHHVN dated July 7th 2021.

The project activities will be implemented in the Ha Noi’s district of Nam Tu Liem district with the aggregate fund of USD 122,220 focusing on intensive research on the current situation of waste management in the project site and building a pilot model that women are pioneers in reducing plastic waste, sorting and collecting “low value” plastic waste. This model is expected to ensure that “low value and recyclable waste” be properly collected and disposed and not be stirred up with other kinds of waste in landfills. At the same time, the project also aims to elevate the position of women in environmental protection in general and waste management in particular.

Some photos of the project

For the implementation period of July 2021 and March 2022, the project is expected to achieve the specific outcomes as follows: to complete one intensive research on situation of female informal waste workers in Nam Tu Liem district and recommendations regarding collection tools, models and communication programs of raising awareness; organizing two training courses for women union, and female informal waste workers on garbage classification and collection; develop the data on natural waste and low-value garbage which have been collected; work out the data on the contribution of female informal waste workers in the collection and recycling of low-value plastic waste; organize workshop and recommend policies for the implementation of national action plan on plastic waste management (NAP).

Author: Nguyen Thi Thanh Huyen.

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