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New law enforces polluter-pays principle

The Environmental Protection Law 2020 introduces a new perspective on solid waste management as polluter-pays principle, reflected in policy instruments such as extended producer responsibility (EPR), waste charge by volume.

How will the contribution fee for the compulsory collection and recycling tool be used?

According to Phan Tuan Hung, director of the Legal Department under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the contribution fee for the collection, recycling and treatment of hazardous waste is mandatory for the purpose of encouraging businesses to adjust their product design as well as their production and business methods toward an environmentally beneficial direction.

Recommendations for Vietnam’s recycling industry from the EU

The success of deposit-return system operation in some European countries recommends that Vietnam can apply the model to boost the circular economy in the future, especially when the informal waste collection workforce reduce.

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