In 2018, Centre for Social Research and Development (CSRD), a local NGO in Vietnam, conducted the project “City to River to Coast” with the overall objective of reducing and recycling plastic waste in and around Hue City. The project aims to promote the 3Rs practices (reduce, re-use, recycle) by introducing waste separation at selected local schools, through public involvement in the 5% reduction target, and through media publicity.
After almost a year, the project has implemented a range of awareness raising activities and set up 06 source separation systems at 06 schools. The primary results are significant. However, CSRD wishes to understand how informal collection system of recyclable waste is working, and how the value chain of the waste is. CSRD would like to engage RMIT students in such a research.
The project aims to gain better understanding about the value chain of recyclable waste in Hue City so that CSRD can better plan its interventions for better waste collection system and minimizing the waste volume to landfill.
The students of RMIT conduct a research project on the value chain of recyclable waste in Hue city, Vietnam so that CSRD can better plan ít interventions for better waste collection system and minimizing the waste volume to landfill.
Main Deliverable: Students discuss with RMIT academic supervisors and CSRD about a detailed project plan. Students travel to Vietnam to collect data, analyze data, write the report and they have 12 weeks in Hue city.