Ha Long Bay says no to plastic waste

10:53 | 29/08/2020
Disposable plastic products will be replaced by products made of environmentally-friendly materials by business facilities in Ha Long Bay in the northern province of Quang Ninh from September 1.
ha long bay says no to plastic waste
Ha Long Bay Management Board has stepped up communications and encouraged tourists to limit the use of plastic bottles and nylon bags while touring the bay (Photo: VNA)
ha long bay says no to plastic waste
Service providers in the bay were asked to use paper cups, straws and bags to serve their customers (Photo: VNA)
ha long bay says no to plastic waste
Right from the wharf, tourists will be recommended not to use disposable plastic products (Photo: VNA)
ha long bay says no to plastic waste
The move is hoped to reduce the impacts of plastic waste on the environment in Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO-recognised World Natural Heritage Site (Photo: VNA)
ha long bay says no to plastic waste
After September 1, the board will set up inspection teams to supervise the implementation of the scheme (Photo: VNA)
ha long bay says no to plastic waste
It will issue warnings to facilities that fail to comply with the policy before applying stricter measures such as ending their contracts to provide services in the bay (Photo: VNA)
ha long bay says no to plastic waste
Vietnam is one of Asia’s five worst polluters of ocean plastic waste, according to international organisations. With 13 million tonnes of waste released to the ocean every year, the country ranks 17th in the world for ocean plastic waste pollution (Photo: VNA)
ha long bay says no to plastic waste
By 2030, Vietnam will manage to have 100 percent of coastal tourism sites and service facilities not using single-use plastic products and plastic bags, and 100 percent of marine reserves not having plastic waste (Photo: VNA)

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