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Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Beyond recycling

By Dr. Nguyen Minh Hoa

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The urgency of environmental concerns is highlighting a crucial fact: recycling and reusing plastic waste, particularly single-use plastics, is not a viable solution. Plastic waste poses a grave threat to our planet, humanity, and nations alike. Daily reliance on plastics, from nylon bags to disposable drinking straws, cups, and bottles, has led to a pervasive waste problem. We encounter discarded plastics everywhere—beaches, canals, wet markets, boat ports, and bus terminals. Annually, a staggering 200 million tons of plastic waste—equivalent to 523,000 billion plastic drinking straws—enter the environment. This alarming statistic […]
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