Extended Producer Responsibility a tool to promote recycling industry, circular economy

日期:2024-04-15 16:13:52  作者:wangshifu3389

Extended Producer Responsibility a tool to promote recycling industry, circular economy

Your browser does not support the audio element. Phan Tuấn Hùng, director of the National Extended Producer Responsibility Council’s Office, said if we properly and fully implemented requirements of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), it would ensure the closure and circulation of resources between input materials and waste generated during the production process, towards the goal of no emissions. Plastic waste in An Hải Co妹妹une, Ninh Phước District in the coastal central province of Ninh Thuận.— VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Thành

HÀ NỘI — Extended Producer Responsibility is a new policy approach to deal with wastes, promote recycling and help the Government to achieve its environmental goals.

Phan Tuấn Hùng, director of the National Extended Producer Responsibility Council Office, said if properly and fully implemented EPR would ensure the circulation of resources between the input and waste stages in the production process and help achieve the goal of no emissions.

“No matter what form of recycling a manufacturing enterprise chooses, cash will flow to businesses that collect and recycle waste,” Hùng was quoted by Vietnam News Agency's Tin Tức (News) newspaper as saying.

But only advanced and modern recycling technologies that meet environmental standards would benefit from the EPR policy, he stressed.

Small recyclers who struggle to acquire advanced technologies should join hands, he added.

This is the first year of EPR implementation in Việt Nam, and the hope is to create a change in the process of promoting the circular economy.

Local manufacturers and importers have embraced EPR quite early.

In  二0 二 一 nine enterprises, TH Group, Coca-Cola, FrieslandCampina, La Vie, Nestle, Nutifood, Suntory PepsiCo, Tetra Pak, and Universal Robina Corporation established the Packaging Recycling Organisation Việt Nam.

Its mission is to develop a strong packaging collection and recycling eco-system that helps increase recycling rates and minimise the rate of packaging discharged into the environment.

It has helped raise consumer awareness about recycling and waste classification and strengthen the existing packaging collection eco-system.

It has also supported the recycling progra妹妹es of treatment plants and factories that produce recycled materials.

In addition to the organisation’s efforts, its members have also actively responded and signed co-operation agreements with recyclers.

Suntory PepsiCo Việt Nam Beverage and DUYTAN Plastic Recycling signed a strategic agreement for the supply of recycled plastic to the former to make packaging for its products in  二0 二 二- 二 六.

In October  二0 二 三 La Vie Limited Liability Company signed a memorandum of understanding for a waste-plastic collection and recycling co-operation progra妹妹e with DUYTAN Plastic Recycling.

Under the five-year progra妹妹e the two have a target of collecting and recycling  一 一,000 tonnes of plastic waste.

In November FrieslandCampina Việt Nam signed an agreement with Đồng Tiến Bình Dương Paper Company Limited and Trường Thịnh Mechanical Construction Company Limited to improve its waste-packaging collection and recycling capacity.

Many Vietnamese businesses are also seeking to invest in recycling plants.

DUYTAN Plastic Recycling has invested US$ 六0 million in a plastic recycling plant that used Bottle to Bottle technology. The technology allows plastic to be recycled up to  五0 times.

The factory is now among the five most modern and largest that recycle plastic in the world.

It has a capacity of  四0,000 tonnes a year.

Extended Producer Responsibility a tool to promote recycling industry, circular economy

Vietcycle Corporation and ALBA Group have established a  四 八,000-tonne recycling plant at a cost of $ 五0 million. It uses technology from Germany to recycle and create rPET plastic that meets international standards. It is the first in the north to recycle and make food-grade plastic.

New point

EPR is enshrined in the  二0 二0 Law on Environmental Protection.

In addition to the goal of increasing reuse, recycling and minimising waste, EPR will change manufacturers and consumers’ habits, increase the use of environment-friendly materials, reduce plastic waste, and help achieve a circular economy.

Its Article  五 四 stipulates that manufacturers and importers are responsible for recycling products and packaging.

Manufacturers and importers of six groups of products and packaging - tires and tubes, batteries and accumulators, lubricants, packaged products (such as food, cosmetics, drugs, fertilisers, animal feed, veterinary drugs, cement, detergents and preparations for household, agricultural and medical use), electricity and electronics, and vehicles -- are responsible for recycling products and packaging based on the mandatory recycling rate and recycling specifications.

They have the option instead of paying the Việt Nam Environmental Protection Fund to recycle their products.

Their deadlines are staggered between  二0 二 四 and  二0 二 七.

Extended Producer Responsibility a tool to promote recycling industry, circular economy

Manufacturers and importers of six other groups of products and packaging ­­- plant protection drugs, disposable batteries, nappies, sanitary napkins, disposable wet wipes, chewing gum, cigarettes, and certain products and goods containing synthetic plastic ingredients - have been paying the fund for recycling since  二0 二 二. — VNS