AnEco compostable product attended the workshop “Plastic waste management in agriculture: Current situation and solutions”Posted on
Promoting effective solutions for reducing plastic waste in the agricultural industry, mobilising the resoures of all parties to create a strong change in production activities, towards the development of responsible, modern, efficient and sustainable agricultural production; circular agricultural economy, environmentally friendly and adaptive to climate change…were objectives of the workshop “Plastic waste management in agriculture: Current situation and solutions”. This event took place on May 31st in Hanoi.
The workshop was co-organized by The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the National Plastic Action Partnership Program in Vietnam (NPAP), and the Vietnam Circular Economy Network, hosted by Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Phung Duc Tien and UNDP resident representative in Vietnam Ramla Khalidi. This event was one of the activities of the agriculture and rural development sector to celebrate the 45th anniversary of World Environment Day 2023, under the theme of “Sollution to Plastic Pollution”.
At the workshop, representatives of units under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development including the Fisheries Sub-Department, the Sub-Department of Crops Production and Plant Protection introduced solutions to reduce plastic waste such as: The model of collecting plastic waste on fishing boats, linked to the material recovery facility in Quy Nhon (Binh Dinh); the model of converting styrofoam in aquaculture to floating materials in accordance with the QCDP 08:2020/QN Standard in Quang Ninh province (which help gradually replacing disposable plastic materials that are difficult to collect and reuse with recycled, eco-friendly materials); the model entited “Clean field – collect pesticide packaging” in Thai Binh, etc.
In order to effectively implement the national plan for reducing plastic pollution in agriculture and fisheries sectors, the UDNP Resident Representative in Vietnam, Ramla Khalidi, recommended that “Firstly, accelarating the development of effective sollutions. Secondly, building data on plastic pollution and plastic waste as well as feasible monitoring system from national to provincial level to evaluate the process of reducing plastic waste in the agricultural sector. Thirdly, promoting efficiency models to collect and recycle plastic waste, use alternative materials to replace single-use plastics in the field. And lastly, trainning farmers and agricultural stakeholders on the environment impact of plastics”
The workshop was attended by Leaders, representatives of the Agriculture and Rural Development industry, from central government to local authorities in 63 provinces and cities, and other guests from international organizations, businesses, and associations, and research organizations in related fields.
Especially, AnEco’s display of compostable products attracted the attention of visitors. In particular, products such as fishing nets and agricultural mulch are evaluated as potential solutions for the agricultural industry to reduce plastic waste.
Some pictures of AnEco booth at the event: