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Hanoi’s response to plastic packet-free Sunday

In Uncategorized on August 9, 2010 at 3:21 pm




Hanoi’s response to plastic packet-free Sunday


QĐND – Monday, August 09, 2010, 21:37 (GMT+7)

People from all the 29 precincts and districts of Vietnam ’s capital city poured into the streets on August 8 in response to the “Hanoi-Sunday free from plastic packets” programme. 


The main event was held at West Lake Water Park, along with a large number of environmentally-friendly activities across Hanoi.


Groups of paddlers cycled around main streets with posters for environmental protection, and promotion girls and boys distributed environmentally-friendly packets at markets. As many as 60,000 paper and cloth packets, which are easily disintegrated in the environment, will be distributed free to shoppers on this occasion.  


The Director of the Hanoi Environmental Protection Fund, Nguyen Thi Kim Thanh, said the freshly-concluded pilot programme has shown encouraging results. Leaders in the retail industry such as the Hanoi Trade Corporation and Metro supermarket target assistance towards establishing a habit of using environmentally-friendly packets instead of plastic packets among customers. 


Metro giant even prints a slogan “Joining hands in environmental protection” on the surface of their packets.  


Ms. Thanh emphasized the need to step up information campaigns encouraging people to stop using plastic packets which are harmful to the environment.  


Statistics released by the Hanoi Supermarket Association showed that a housewife uses at least 12 plastic packets a day, putting a huge quantity of such environmental enemy out of control.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

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