Hanoi strives to reduce plastic waste (07/12/2019)
HNP - The Department of Natural Resource and Environment issued Official Letter No. 11295/STNMT-CCBVMT on December 12, requesting the city’s entities, Fatherland Front’s municipal chapter, political and social organizations, district/township People’s Committees, universities, colleges and vocational training establishment to work out Plan No. 232/KH-UBND dated October 25, 2019 of the Hanoi People’s Committee on reducing the use of plastics by 2020, vision to 2025 in the city.
Accordingly, based on the tasks assigned by the Municipal People’s Committee, the Department recommended the Municipal Party Committee’s Commission for Communication and Education to jointly guide all-level communication and education systems to carry out communication campaigns on plastic waste impacts on human health and the environment.
The Fatherland Front’s chapter and political and social organizations is tasked to positively respond to the movements against plastic waste; work with the city’s entities to strengthen the communication on its serious impact on the environment and human health; encourage members to use eco-friendly plastic bags.
Under the letter, the city’s entities, district/town People’s Committee and relevant agencies will disseminate and work out assigned contents at Plan No. 232/KH-UBND dated October 25, 2019 of the Municipal People’s Committee.
The Department requested news agencies to enhance dissemination of the plan among all levels, sectors and units, among others.
By Tran Huong