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E-waste recycling programme in Viet Nam


   The Viet Nam Recycling Platform on 6 April 2015 launched the Viet Nam Recycles programme to collect and recycle used, end-of-life and broken electronic equipments in Viet Nam for free with the platform established by American technology giants Hewlett-Packard and Apple.

The amount of e-waste in Viet Nam has been increasing

   According to the Institute for Environmental Science and Technology, the amount of e-waste in Viet Nam has been increasing due to the development of technology and high demands made on electronic equipments. However, the people have limited awareness of e-waste.

   “This is a meaningful programme for Vietnam” Deputy Director of the Vietnam Environment Administration Hoang Duong Tung said. “There have been several waste recycling programmes held in the past few years, but generally, they have been small in scale and were carried out for a short period. People are not fully aware of e-waste, and financial resources are limited for building a standardised e-waste recycling system. More importantly, there is a lack of long-term commitment towards environment-friendly projects.”

   “Therefore, we highly appreciate the initiative of the Viet Nam Recycling Platform and the sustainable values the organisation aims to create for a better environment in Viet Nam. We believe positive results from the programme will bring positive change for the Vietnamese environment,” he said.

   The programme helps manufacturers and customers to follow regulations on collecting and recycling of waste, which were issued by the Prime Minister on 9 August 2013, and took effect from 1 January 2015. It also aims to raise the responsibilities of manufacturers for collecting and recycling end-of-life electronic products and electrical household appliances. The electronic waste will be recycled in an environment-friendly way to ensure that maximum resources are collected after the recycling.

   Since the end of January 2015, the programme has been providing free e-waste collection and recycling services to governmental agencies, organisations and enterprises in Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh  City where the people are offered free services as July.


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