HCMC – Packaging Recycling Organization Vietnam (PRO Vietnam), at its annual member meeting on March 24, set multiple goals, such as recycling at least 3,000 tons of each type of waste material, namely PET, UBC and laminates.
In addition, the alliance will roll out at least three collection campaigns for recycling projects and support pilot programs through behavioral change campaigns calling for regional waste sorting and recycling.
It will also promote strategic partnerships with organizations to implement collection activities toward recycling.
PRO Vietnam, established on June 21, 2019, currently has 19 members, including Annam Group, Coca-Cola Vietnam, FrieslandCampina, La Vie and Nestlé Vietnam, among others.
They share a common endeavor for a greener, cleaner and more beautiful Vietnam by promoting the circular economic model through transforming the processes of collecting and recycling product packages in a more accessible and sustainable manner.
PRO Vietnam’s aspiration and vision are to ensure all the product packaging produced and distributed in Vietnam by its members is completely recycled and restored in Vietnam by 2030.
It is set to achieve the objective by enhancing public awareness and accessibility to recycling in Vietnam, working in public venues, increasing the number of collection points, improving the collection process, as well as ensuring the recycling capacity to readily process what has been consumed. The fundamental principle of PRO Vietnam is that members should work together toward a common goal on recycling to achieve expedited results compared with individual efforts.
In 2021, the Covid-19 pandemic significantly constrained PRO Vietnam’s pilot collection program. Against that context, in addition to the switch to online platforms for media exposure, PRO Vietnam and its members contributed to charitable activities, especially the Saigon for Saigon Program with a total donation amounting to hundreds of billion dong, lending a hand to the battle against Covid-19 and strengthening solidarity among the alliance members.