THE nation will ban the use of all plastic bags from 2030, including those in wet markets, Vietnam News Agency reported.
The country has also set a target of using 100% environmentally-friendly bags at commercial centres by 2025, the news agency cited the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment as reporting.
A survey by the ministry’s Institute of Strategy and Policy on National Resources and Environment showed that up to 104,000 single-use plastic bags are used at Vietnam’s supermarkets each day, equivalent to 38 million bags a year.
Vietnamese people consume about 3.9 million tons of plastic per year, while only 1.28 million tons of plastic are recycled. — Xinhua