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Hue launches solid waste classification program

By Nhan Tam

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DANANG – Hue City, Thua Thien-Hue Province has launched the first phase of a program for domestic solid waste classification.

This is a joint effort of the Hue City government and World Wildlife Fund (WWF-Vietnam) to deal with the increasing amount of domestic waste that puts heavy pressure on the environment in the city.

Domestic solid waste will be classified into hazardous waste, recyclable waste, reused waste and others, according to the program.

WWF-Vietnam has provided Hue with 156 trash containers, with a holding capacity of 240 liters each, for domestic solid waste, and these containers will be located in public places. Meanwhile, the city will fund the procurement of another 148 garbage containers with a holding capacity of 120 liters, which will be placed at schools and agencies across 23 wards of the city.

In Thua Thien Hue Province, a waste-to-energy facility worth VND7,000-billion is being developed by EB Environmental Energy (Thua Thien Hue) Limited, with a daily processing capacity of 600 tons of waste. When it is put into operation in March next year, it will help reduce environmental pollution after many landfills close as they are full.

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