Notice of Ho Chi Minh City
Public authorities in Ho Chi Minh City are required to restrict bottled drinking water; Do not use plastic cups or straws to protect the environment.
According to the plan to respond to the movement “Against plastic waste” in the period of 2019 – 2021, just issued by Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee; From August 1 st, the state administrative agencies and non-business units in the city must restrict to use bottled drinking water (330 ml – 500 ml) and switch to using large-volume water bottles (over 20 liters); or self-cooking, using reusable containers; environmentally friendly.
Party, State and mass organizations; schools, health facilities in the area are also required not to use plastic cups; plastic straws … used once in all daily activities.
From 2020, the Department of Finance will not allocate funds for expenditures in state administrative agencies; Non-business units to purchase disposable plastic products.
Ho Chi Minh City goal until the end of 2020
The HCM City government also aims to the end of 2020; all supermarkets, commercial centers, convenience stores, bookstores … in the area use environmentally friendly packaging; replace persistent nylon bags; small businesses in local markets have reduced 50% of using nylon bags packed, containing products for customers.
Convenience stores, restaurants need to have a discount policy; accumulate points for guests carrying products to contain; Contain goods, food, drink …
The city will bring educational content about the impact of plastic waste and nylon bags on the environment; instruct the classification of waste at source into the curriculum at all levels.
Author: Trung Son