Plastic reduction project

Waste has far-reaching impacts on various aspects of the environment, from climate change to disturbing ecosystems. Waste releases a potent greenhouse gas, such as methane, and leads to global emissions of over 1 billion tons of CO2 annually. Chemicals released from waste can contaminate nearby soil, water, and air. Therefore, to reduce the environmental impact of waste, combined with garbage collecting and classifying in Dong Nai commune, Bu Dang district, Binh Phuoc province, we will implement a plastic recycling project there.

Currently, there are 1,543 households (5,447 people) in Dong Nai commune with an estimated maximum waste amount of 2.5 tons per day. However, there is no waste collection unit. So we plan to establish a unit dedicated to collecting waste including 2 workers with 02 garbage trucks. Target field officers, with the support of the commune government, will train people to classify their waste into inorganic and organic waste and then treat each type of waste properly. The organic one will be transported to the black soldier fly farm of the organic cooperative No. 1 as food for larvae. The plastic waste will be sold to free traders for recycling. Income from the sale of plastic waste will help maintain a part of the waste collection activities of the No. 1 cooperative.