Accordingly, in realizing directions of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at Letter No. 161/LDCP dated April 25, 2019 on joining hands to deal with plastic waste pollution, and guiding document of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment at Document No. 5539/BTNMT-TCMT dated October 10, 2018, the Hanoi People’s Committee asked administrative agencies, social and political organizations and public non-business units to take action to combat plastic waste.
From September 1 on, single use plastic products will be barred at their conferences, workshops and other activities of Hanoi’s agencies.
The use of plastic straws and cups, drinking bottled water will be halted while environmentally friendly products will be promoted; non-decomposable plastic bags in consumption will be curbed and the movement “Anti-plastic waste” to reduce the use of non-decomposable plastic bags in agencies and units will be launched, among others.