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Many schools respond to the movement of not using plastic straws, plastic bottles

Updated: Jul 2, 2019

Not only is the spontaneous movement of young people like before, the stop using plastic straws, plastic water bottles ... has gone into the regulations of some schools and shops. Ho Chi Minh City Open University has just issued regulations to stop using plastic bottled water, plastic straws throughout the school.




Assoc. Dr. Nguyen Minh Ha - Vice-Rector of the school said that in order to protect the environment, the school decided not to use plastic bottles, plastic straws, disposable items such as cups, plates, and spoons to use once. plastic at all meetings at the school from 5/5/2019.


The school encourages students, faculty, and staff to bring their own drinking water bottles or use tea water served by the administrative office.


From May 15, all classrooms stop serving plastic bottled water for teachers. Teachers use personal water bottles or school-issued jars to collect drinking water at the staff room or lecture hall.


At Hoa Hoi Secondary School (Xuyen Moc District, Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province), all teachers and students in the school use straws made from citronella. This is the product of the scientific and technical research project of Nguyen Thi Bao Ngan and Nguyen Huu Khang guided by teacher Nguyen Thi Ngoc Anh, applied by the school. This creation of the two students won the third prize in the Science and Technology Innovation Contest of the school year 2018-2019 organized by Ba Ria-Vung Tau Education Department.


For nearly a year, Ly Tu Trong High School, Can Tho City has set the principle: "Enter the gate, say no to plastic waste ", encourage students and teachers to use friendly products. with the environment.


In order to set an example for students, during the class hours, the teachers in the school always have their own thermos to keep drinking water, do not use plastic straws, even rice bought outside also brings boxes from home to accommodate.


Students are taught by Zero Zero teachers (No Garbage Club) to classify garbage, organic garbage to be taken away by garbage trucks, such as bottles, jars, paper ... to sell bottles and cups of noodles instant noodle cannot be sold, it is used to grow vegetables, flowers for sale when going to the spring fair, camping ... to contribute to fundraising for club activities.


Every week, according to the schedule of assigning themselves, the children shared the milk box, and the fresh milk bags were then sent to the company to recycle the milk carton box.


The Ho Chi Minh City Cooperative Trade Union (Saigon Co.op) decided to stop trading plastic straws on the entire retail system, starting from 5/2019.





Not only completely removing the plastic straw from the shelf in the supermarket's buffet area, but Saigon Co.op also actively removed the plastic straws attached to the private label products, and also notice to request premises for rent in the self-service area to minimize the use of plastic straws.


This is the first retail system in Vietnam to make this bold decision, aiming at a new environmental protection campaign through consumer behavior on modern retail channels across the country.


Many coffee shops in HCMC are switching to using straws made from grass, bamboo and stainless steel instead of plastic straws, to contribute to protecting the environment.

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