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Ho Chi Minh City: State agencies do not use plastic cups and straws
From August 1, public administrations and public service delivery agencies in Ho Chi Minh City must plan to cut the use of disposable plastic products in meetings, conferences, workshops and other activities of agencies and units.


A meeting did not use plastic bottles in Quang Nam province - Photo: Young newspaper.

Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee has just issued a plan to respond to the movement "Anti-plastic wastes" in the city for the period 2019-2021.

Specifically, from August 1, 2019, state administrative agencies and non-business units in the city must plan to cut the use of disposable plastic products in meetings, conferences and workshops and other activities of agencies and units.

Besides, limit the use of bottled drinking water (330ml-500ml volume) in the office and when organizing conferences, workshops, switching to using large volume water bottles (> 20 liters), or self-cooking, using multi-use containers, environmentally friendly materials.

Do not use plastic cups, plastic straws to use once in all daily activities of the Party, State, unions, schools, health facilities, and at conferences, workshops, and meetings.

Beginning in 2020, the City Department of Finance will not allocate funds for expenditures in state administrative agencies and non-business units to buy disposable plastic products.

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