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5/25/2018 8:39:01 AM

Vietnam, Laos to benefit from plastic-recycling project sponsored by EU

(VNF) - The SEA-Plastic-Edu project, an initiate by the European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students (EURAMUS), aiming to facilitate dialogues between academic institutions and enterprises in plastic recycling between Vietnam, Laos and the EU, was recently launched in Hanoi.

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Delegates at the meeting. (Source: Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam)

The inauguration ceremony of the project was attended by ambassador of Austria to Vietnam, Thomas Schuller Gotzburg; Danish Embassy’s Counsellor for Green Growth and Environment, Katja Goodhew; project partners from Aalborg University (Denmark), the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU/Vienna, Austria), the Technical University of Dresden (Germany), the National University of Laos (NOUL), Hanoi University of Science (VNU-HUS), Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City (IUH) and various enterprises in related sectors.

In particular, the project will focus on enhancing the capacity of Vietnamese and Laotian universities in providing high quality academic education and continued professional development (CPD) training in the area of plastic waste recycling and waste management. 

Funded through the EU ERASMUS+ programme with support from the UNESCO Centre for Problem Based Learning in Engineering Science and Sustainability, SEA-Plastic-Educ will develop a set of educational tools adapted to Vietnam and Laos, as well as the establishment of a University-Business collaboration with two laboratory based trainings hubs in the two partner countries.

The project duration is 3 years and its value is estimated at 1 million euros. It is expected to create an official and sustainable frame for future training and collaboration on plastics recycling and circular economy. 

Plastic waste has become a global waste problem. According to a report by the Economist published in March, only 9% of the world's plastic is recycled.

Most of the plastic waste that reaches the ocean comes from Asia./.

  ( Phi Yen )
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