National programme targets sustainable production and consumption

Saturday, 2020-11-21 09:50:12
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Tan Long Paper Factory is Da Nang's pioneer enterprise in cleaner production. (Photo: NDO/Thanh Tam)
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NDO – The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) has summarised the past 10 years of implementing the cleaner production strategy in industry and launched the National Action Programme on Sustainable Production and Consumption for 2021-2030.

Accordingly, the programme targets to further reduce the consumption of raw materials by 5-10% in the relevant industries, while building 20-30 models on sustainable production.

The target programme also strives to have 85-100% of supermarkets and trade centres across the nation using environmentally friendly products and packaging, with 70-90% of localities to develop plans to integrate the programme into their socio-economic development projects.

The programme is built on the success of the National Strategy for Cleaner Production in Industry to 2020, endorsed by the Prime Minister on September 7, 2009, targeting cleaner production to be widely applied in industrial production establishments to improve efficiency in the use of natural resources, fuels and raw materials, while reducing emissions, limiting pollution, and protecting and improving environmental quality and human health towards sustainable development.

Over the past 10 years, the total funding for the programme has reached about VND141.8 billion, helping 68.5% of enterprises to be aware of the benefits of adopting clean production, an increase of 20.5% compared to 2010, with nearly 47% of establishments have applying clean production, up 35.9%.