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10/05/2019 - 15:57

Hue City: Government agencies must be pioneers in the "Anti-plastic waste" campaign

On May 9, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee, Mr. Phan Ngoc Tho issued a document requiring departments, branches, sectors, localities, as well as all cadres, civil servants, and officials in the province to pioneer and advocate for the implementation of measures to solve the problem of plastic waste.

Chairman Phan Ngoc Tho and the students propagate and give bio-bags to pack goods to traders in Dong Ba market

Accordingly, Chairman Phan Ngoc Tho asked units and localities to sign the commitment to participate in the implementation of the "Anti-plastic waste" campaign, and "Say no to single-use nylon and plastic products" campaign in agencies and units, associating with the implementation of key and urgent tasks so as to prevent the risk of nylon and plastic contamination. In addition, the units and localities must put these actions into their operation regulations, and direct their attached units to strictly implement their commitment against the use of single-use plastic products and non-biodegradable nylon bags in the operations of agencies and units.

In the short term, he requires agencies and units not to use single-use bottled drinking water in the workplace, and switch to use large-size drinking water containers, or to self-boil water and use multi-use containers, as well as biodegradable materials (paper-based products) when organizing conferences and workshops; and not to use single-use nylon bags, and wipes in all activities of the agencies, units, and at conferences and workshops.

Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee asked agencies and units to mobilize and organize contests of creation, and initiatives on models and tools to replace single-use nylon and plastic products on World Environment Day (June 5). Plans must be set up to put the results and products of the contests into application in real life.

Story and photo: Thai Binh