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Van Don says no to single-use plastics in 5 communes

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The administration of Van Don Island District has issued the ban on both locals and travelers bringing single-use plastic items to five islets of the district, namely Quan Lan, Minh Chau, Ngoc Vung, Thang Loi, and Ban Sen, with effect from April 27.

Tourists and residents are encouraged to use recycled, environmentally-friendly products to replace plastic bags and other containers.

Tourists and residents are encouraged to use recycled, environmentally-friendly products to replace plastic bags and other containers.

The 'Say No to Single-Use Plastic Products' program has been launched by Van Don authorities on the occasion of the Reunification Day (April 30) and International Workers’ Day (May 1) holiday, aiming to raise awareness among the public about the adverse effects of plastic waste pollution on the environment and human health.

The program also calls on people to actively change behaviors and habits of utilizing single-use plastic products and containers, thereby contributing to minimizing environmental pollution, safeguarding the ecosystem, and developing a sustainable tourism industry.

At Ao Tien international passenger port, located in Van Don’s Cai Rong Town, and the wharves in the five islet communes, billboards and posters with the theme 'Do Not Bring Plastic Waste to Islets' have been installed to deter all passengers from bringing any plastic waste to the islets.

By Dao Linh