ClockFriday, 15/03/2019 15:00

The litter trap as a new model for better floating waste management

TTH.VN - On March 14th, the Centre for Social Research and Development (CSRD) hosted a workshop on updating the outcomes of the project “Municipal Waste Recycling Program to Minimize Plastics Pollution of the Oceans” and introducing the litter trap model and its operation to manage solid wastes on provincial waterways.

JICA to help Thua Thien Hue in solid waste integrated managementVicoland and JICA sign cooperation program on "Classification and management of waste at source"

An Australian expert introduced a litter trap model that has been applied in some countries worldwide

Funded by the United States Agency for Development Cooperation (USAID), CSRD has implemented the project “Municipal Waste Recycling Program to Reduce Plastics Pollution of the Oceans” since August 2018 at some schools in Hue city and Huong Tra District.

The project aims to reduce 5% of solid waste discharged into the environment by sorting waste at school, promoting the 3Rs model and organizing communication activities to raise people’s awareness.

After 6 months of implementing waste sorting, students from 6 schools, including Quoc Hoc, Bui Thi Xuan, Phan Sao Nam, Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Tran Cao Van (in Hue City) and Hoang Kim Han (in Hai Duong commune, Huong Tra District) have collected more than 1,632 kg of recycling waste such as papers, plastic bottles, metals, etc. In addition, the project partners have involved in activities of cleaning up beaches, collecting and recycling plastic waste.

School Students are sorting and reusing waste

Under the Australian expert’s guidance on the litter trap model, CSRD conducted a field survey and recommended 6 appropriate positions for the litter traps on Huong river in order to collect floating waste, especially plastic waste. These six positions included Bao Vinh confluence, Phu My bridge, Chi Lang - Trinh Cong Son streets, Nguyen Sinh Cung street, Phu Luu bridge (Hen islet), and An Cuu river (the section along Hai Trieu street).

Story, photos: Hoai Thuong

Be the first to review this post!


Visiting Phu Son Waste Treatment Plant

Phu Son Waste Treatment Plant (in Phu Son commune, Huong Thuy town) was invested in and built by EB Environmental Energy Ltd. Co. at a cost of roughly 1.7 trillion Vietnamese dong. The plant officially commence operations at the end of January 2024, playing an crucial role in effectively addressing the waste management issue and ensuring environmental hygiene in Thua Thien Hue province - a pressing concern for the community as landfills in Thuy Phuong have reached capacity, disrupting residents’ lives with foul odors emanating from overflowing landfills.

Visiting Phu Son Waste Treatment Plant
Return to top