Hanoi rolls out a sustainable production and consumption program in 2019 (08:47 02/07/2019)

HNP - The Hanoi People’s Committee on June 27 released Plan No. 144/KH-UBND on working out a program on sustainable production and consumption in 2019 in Hanoi.

Accordingly, the city will promote sustainable production and consumption so as to ensure fast and effective development, and meet the requirement of economic integration; innovate technological equipment and management process; establish sustainable production and consumption to effectively use natural resources, and reduce environmental pollution; carry out programs and plans; call for the participation and contribution of the entire society, especially enterprises and consumers.

Hanoi will try its best to fulfill key targets by 2020, including: 50% of businesses will take solutions for cleaner production and energy saving; reducing 50% of imperishable plastic bags used in markets; 100% of shopping malls and supermarkets will not use plastic bags which  are hard to decompose on December 31, 2020; 60% of industrial parks and clusters will apply new technologies toward clean and environmentally-friendly technology; encouraging local businesses to join in environmental protection and develop environmentally-friendly products; 80% of enterprises will take part in safe farm produce supply chains; applying QR code in tracing the origins of food.

Making contribution to fulfilling national goals by 2020, Hanoi will strive to complete major targets, including 42% contribution of green, environmental and waste recycling industry to the city’s GRDP; collection and recycle of 85% of urban solid waste, 75% of industrial solid waste and 50% of construction solid waste.

To fulfill the above-mentioned targets, apart from strengthening the communication to raise awareness on sustainable production and consumption, the city will focus on developing distributors’ sustainable distribution systems.

By Tran Huong

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