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Viet Nam's Challenge


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Around 3.7 million tons of plastic waste are generated in Viet Nam each year, a figure that is projected to increase by 36% between 2018 and 2030.


Only around 10 to 15 percent of Viet Nam's plastic waste is collected for recycling.

The Viet Nam National Plastic Action Partnership


Member organizations in Viet Nam collaborating through the NPAP platform.


Official launch of the Viet Nam NPAP.


Official launch of the Viet Nam NPAP.

Viet Nam generates over 3.7 million tons of plastic waste each year, of which only 10 to 15 percent is currently collected for recycling.

As the new chair of ASEAN in 2020, Viet Nam is committed to leading the way for the broader South-East Asia region in developing and implementing meaningful policies to address plastic waste and pollution. Under the National Action Plan on Marine Plastic Debris Management, the country has pledged to reduce the flow of plastics into the ocean by 75% by 2030, and to boost the sustainable growth of its marine economy.

On 23 December 2020, GPAP partnered with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Viet Nam and WWF-Viet Nam to officially launch a national collaboration platform for plastic pollution action.

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National Targets


The NPAP will work with the Government of Viet Nam to reduce plastic waste in marine bodies by half by 2025.


By 2030, Viet Nam aims to reduce marine plastics by 75% and to collect 100% of abandoned, lost, or discarded fishing gear.


The nation will eliminate single-use plastics and non-biodegradable plastic bags from coastal tourist attractions and ensure that marine protected areas are completely free of plastic waste by 2030.

The Strategy


The Viet Nam NPAP will oversee scoping and diagnostic exercises to create an evidence-based fact base for all stakeholders, deliver a highly tailored national plastic action plan, and support the creation and implementation of a circular economy framework for the plastics sector.


  • To be announced soon

Action Plan

The Viet Nam Multistakeholder Action Plan will be announced in the near future. Please continue to check back for details about its release.

The NPAP will convene leading stakeholders and influencers who are required to drive the implementation of public-private actions to shape a new plastics economy – one that is nationally “owned” and delivered through local actors and locally-crafted partnerships.

Leadership Board Members

  • Government: Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Viet Nam Environment Administration, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ministry of Planning and Investment Ministry of Finance Ministry of Industry and Trade Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry of Cultural, Sport and Tourism Ministry of Information and Communications Vietnam Ministry of Science and Technology Ministry of Education and Training Viet Nam Seas and Islands Administration, Center For Natural Resources and Environment Communication, International Cooperation Department, Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Waste Management Department -VEA
  • Business, NGOs/IGOs, and Diplomatic Missions: WWF Viet Nam, World Bank, United Nations Development Programme, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Delegation of European Union in Viet Nam, Embassy of the United Kingdom in Viet Nam, Embassy of the Canada in Viet Nam, Embassy of Norway in Viet Nam, Embassy of Netherlands in Viet Nam, United States Agency for International Development, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Vietnam Plastics Association, Vietnam Packaging Association, Vingroup, The Coca-Cola Company, Suntory, PepsiCo Viet Nam, Dow Chemical Center For Environment and Community Research, Alliance to End Plastic Waste

The NPAP will direct global and local investments from GPAP partners to high-impact initiatives that have the potential to significantly reduce plastic waste pollution. The NPAP will also act as a platform for in-country plastic-related initiatives, from SMEs to large infrastructure projects, to join and coordinate investment and resources to help drive the waste management, material design and innovation needs identified.

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