HCM City vows to reduce waste landfill, replace with recycling


Last update 08:10 | 13/06/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – Sorting waste at the source and recycling are two of the solutions being implemented in HCMC to control issues posed by garbage dumping.

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A report shows that the city produces 7,500 tons of waste, while the figure is expected to increase to 10,000-12,000 tons by 2020.

Hazardous solid waste is around 150,000 tons per year, including 6,300 tons of hazardous healthcare waste per year.

Dumping waste remains the major solution to waste treatment. However, experts say the technology, which was considered suitable many years ago, is no longer reasonable.

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