Plastic pollution in our oceans is a major global problem which needs support and action from international, national and local communities. Hue City is also contributing to this global problem more and more seriously.
Every day, there are nearly 20 tons of plastic waste are discharged in Hue city, one of them has discharged Huong river and directly to the sea. The project Municipal Waste Recycling Program to Reduce Plastics Pollution of the Oceans with the main objective of minimizing and recycling plastic waste in and around the city of Hue.
Within the project’s framework, the competition about designing waste classification guiding board is one of the most important activities which implement at 06 schools. The competition takes place from 1st September to 4th November, 2018. Schools have been participating in a variety of organizations, with a total of 1,331 students completed and sent to the project. The project rewards for 18 prize-winning works from 06 schools, each school has 03 selected works, the works will be printed and applied into 03 trash bins of the waste classification system.
Content of competition: drawing works relating to waste classification guideline for waste classification systems at schools: Mixed waste classification trash bin, Paper classification trash bin, Plastic and Metal waste classification trash bin.
Competition’s purpose and meaning:

  • Raising students’ awareness on impacts of plastic waste pollution and implementing 4R model (refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle);
  • Propagandizing, raising community’s awareness on environmental pollution reality, minimizing the usage of plastic bags and plastic items and implementing environmental protection activities in Vietnam;
  • Creating a useful playground and arousing the passion, thinking, creativity and awareness of environmental protection of the students. Especially, encouraging students to protect the environment, limiting the usage of plastic items and plastic bags.

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