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Circular Economy in Vietnam

  • Huynh Trung HaiEmail author
  • Nguyen Duc Quang
  • Nguyen Trung Thang
  • Nguyen Hoang Nam
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Abstract

The chapter presents the situation of waste generation and waste management in Vietnam, a middle-income country that has the fastest growth economies within the last 30 years. Along with the development, the country is now faced with the increase of waste in many types, especially the domestic waste, while the infrastructure for waste management is still inadequate. Vietnam has not any specific term on circular economy; nevertheless, the necessary of circle the natural resources has been emphasized in many momentous legislation documents and also found in many actual sub-models for recycle and reuse of waste. In fact, the volume of recycled materials in Vietnam is still small comparing to the input of the economy, and still far from its target on reducing the landfill rate of collected waste. Because of that, in the near future, Vietnam is still focused on 3R policy to build a proper infrastructure before applying the circular economy concept and frame for the sustainable development of the country.

Keywords

Vietnam Circular economy Recycling Waste management 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Huynh Trung Hai
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nguyen Duc Quang
    • 1
  • Nguyen Trung Thang
    • 2
  • Nguyen Hoang Nam
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Environmental Science and TechnologyHanoi University of Sciences and TechnologyHanoiVietnam
  2. 2.Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and EnvironmentHanoiVietnam

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