Marine Debris

Case Studies

Basline Report :A study on solid waste management system at the municipality level in Tran De Town, Tran De district, Soc Trang province

2023 | Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE)

This report presents key results from the baseline survey of municipal solid waste (MSW) management system in Tran De Town, under the GIZ-3RproMar project, conducted in January/February 2023.

Thematic Report :Study on Baseline of Plastic waste management for Marine Protection in Vietnam

2023 | Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE)

This report brings in a brief overview on the baseline of marine plastic management in Vietnam, and proposes some suggestions for improvement of the current effort on marine plastic management for a healthy and sustainable marine environment.

Technical Guidelines No.9368 on Waste Segregation

2023 | Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE)

This technical guidelines aims to facilitate the identification of various types of domestic solid waste generated from households and individuals and segregate them into three main waste groups, as outlined in Clause 1, Article 75 of the Law on Environmental Protection. These groups include (1) Solid waste that can be reused and recycled; (2) Food waste; (3) Other domestic solid waste.

Final Report: Technical Inputs to Support the Vietnam Government in Preparation for the Development of the Global Agreement on Marine Debris Pollution

2023 | Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE)

This report falls under the framework of the German – ASEAN Regional Project “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle to Protect the Marine Environment and Coral Reefs” (3RproMar), which aims to assist the ASEAN Member States (AMS) in enhancing their implementation capabilities to reduce land-based waste leakage and protect the marine environment.

Thematic Report: “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle to Protect the Marine Environment and Coral Reefs in Southeast Asia” (3RproMar)

2023 | Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE)

Review of plastic waste consideration in current legal/policy documents of Vietnam, providing inputs/ suggestions for mainstreaming the project’s message/ results approaches/ successful measures into the revised or new laws/ regulations/ policies

National Action Plan for Management of Marine Plastic Litter by 2030

2020 | Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE)

Vietnam has made strong political commitments and has carried out practical activities to manage and reduce plastic waste, including ocean plastic waste. Resolution No. 36-NQ / TW of October 22, 2018 of the Eighth Conference of the Party Central Committee XII on the strategy for sustainable development of Vietnam’s marine economy to 2030, with a vision to 2045, set the goal of “Preventing, controlling, and significantly reducing pollution of the marine environment; becoming a regional leader in minimizing ocean plastic waste.” 

Circular Economy Strategy and Action Plan

2021 | Department (DGE) of Green Economy of Secretariat General for Sustainable Development (GSSD), National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD)

This Circular Economy (CE) Strategy and Action Plan outlines the key vision, mission, strategies, and roadmap for Cambodia to transition towards a circular economy. The overarching goal is to enable the country to achieve a prosperous economy, a thriving and inclusive society, and a healthy environment. This will be achieved through more efficient and sustainable use of energy and material resources, while maximizing resource value and creating new economic opportunities for the country. 


Summary report: Waste Management in ASEAN countries

2017 | RRC.AP

This summary report examines the waste management landscape in 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States. This report begins with the statistics on the trends of population growth, urbanization, and economic growth in each of the ASEAN countries, which is then followed by an overview of the waste generation, collection, treatment & recovery, and disposal statistics, and associated environmental, technical, and governance (institutions, policy, regulations) factors in the waste sector. The report also identifies the existing waste management challenges and gaps therein, and sets out recommendations.

Asia Waste Management Outlook (AWMO)

2017 | RRC.AP

The Asia Waste Management Outlook (AWMO) provides an overview of the challenges and opportunities in waste management in the context of Asia. The AWMO is not intended to be a directory of wasterelated data or statistics; rather, it is intended to provide a perspective with prescriptions for a variety of stakeholders to encourage early action. It is also intended to provide an overview of the current status, current cutting-edge thinking, and the future of solid waste management in Asia over the medium term.

Capacity Mapping for Monitoring and Assessment of Plastic Pollution in the Lower Mekong

2020 | RRC.AP

This report presents findings of capacity-mapping study on the monitoring and assessment of plastic pollution in the Lower Mekong Region. The study was conducted as part of the UN Environment Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific's project titled the *Promotion of ConterMEASUREs against Marine Plastic Litter in Southeast Asia and India" (hereafter, referred to as * ConterMEASURE project"). The CounterMEASURE project aims to develop a region-based approach for the monitoring and assessment of land-based plastic waste leakage and for pollution reduction into inland water ways, such as rivers, canals and drainage systems, and the eventual transport of plastic waste into the oceans.