An Phat adheres the national cooperation action program on plastics for Vietnam

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In the afternoon of 17th July 2019, An Phat Holdings had participated in the planning and launching meeting for the National Cooperation Action Program on Plastics for Vietnam. The meeting was jointly organized by the Vietnam Environment Administration (under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment) and the World Economic Forum.

Mr. Hoang Van Thuc, Deputy General Director of the Vietnam Environment Administration unveiled that, in June 2019, Vietnamese Prime Minister had launched the movement to against plastic wastes and reducing the use of disposable plastics is one among recommended solutions. At the first place, disposable plastics is not going to be used in big supermarket, and will be completely banned nationwide since 2025.

Vietnam prioritizes to join the partnership programs on plastic waste management and commits to act with large against-plastic-waste action campaigns nationally. The government cooperates with socio-political organizations and establishes unions composing of businesses who are producing large amount of waste and emission, including plastic be used in big supermarket, and will be completely banned nationwide since 2025.

A national survey on plastic wastes was initiated by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to provide baseline information for the development of suitable policies and solutions on plastic waste reduction. The ministry will propose a comprehensive program on the plastic action plan and it to the Prime Minister by the end of 2019.

Kristin Hughes, Director of the Plastic Action Partnership (World Economic Forum Global) stated that this cooperation is not only with the Government but also among state-owned and private enterprises in Vietnam. The World Economic Forum may be able to help Vietnam to collect elusive data and develop a reliable database for an practical action plan.

The Global Partnership Program composes of 3 main pillars, namely: public-private partnership, data analysis and strategic investment into infrastructure, human resource training, policymaking, etc. It is toward circular economy and will facilitating Vietnam to outperform her mission in ASEAN.

The partnership would gather Vietnamese key leaders to shape and lead the nation’s investment and roadmap for implementation. Partnership members will be facilitated to approach key partners in the plastic industry and to access to finance; to provide detached assessments on any actions and programs where changes may be significantly made.

At the meeting, Ms. Nguyen Le Hang, Deputy General Director and Director of Sustainable Development, An Thanh Bicsol., JSC, a member of An Phat Holdings has introduced to participatory ministries, organizations and businesses about solutions and compostable products that An Phat Holdings can provide.

With a green vision, An Phat Holdings will actively participate in this crucial action program, and be endeavor to R&D activity for more new eco-friendly products as well as provide the most effective alternatives of plastic bags and disposable plastic products.

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