Việt Nam News reporters spoke to companies’ leaders to explore the effects and opportunities stemming from this new mandate on their respective businesses and society at large.

From January 1, 2024, Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations mandate producers and importers of lubricants, batteries, accumulators and types and various packaging types to either recycle or pay fees to bolster waste recycling efforts. Việt Nam News reporters spoke to leaders from DUYTAN Recycling to explore the effects and opportunities stemming from this new mandate on their respective businesses and soeicty at large.

rPET resin from our technology “Bottle-to-Bottle”

Sustainable solutions for waste management in Việt Nam

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) holds businesses responsible for handling and recycling waste arising from the production process. Expected outcomes of this policy include increased recycling rates and the establishment of a circular economy model in Việt Nam.

However, to successfully implement EPR policy in Việt Nam requires joint efforts from the Government, businesses and the community. There is a need to streamline regulations and raise awareness about the benefits of eco-friendly products and environmental protection for both present and future generations. Through these efforts, we can contribute to promoting the circular economy, working towards environmental protection and sustainable development.

Our network of more than 100 satellite collection stations, following a closed-loop from collection, sorting and bagging

DUYTAN Recycling has been prepared for EPR for a considerable period of time. The company is greatly honoured to be listed among the top 24 units capable of recycling packaging products, as announced by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment on February 20, 2024, in Notice 86/TB-BTNMT. This signifies the company’s compliance with the recycling standards set by the ministry.

The main factor in successful waste recycling is investing in high technology that meets international standards. With synchronous and professional investment, DUYTAN Recycling always commits to product quality that meets international requirements and has full certifications such as EFSA, FDA. In 2023, we were honoured to receive the High-Tech Enterprise Certificate licensed by the Ministry of Science and Technology. We always operate for the goal of constantly investing in improving our recycling capacity, ensuring output and quality, meeting the demand for recycled plastic for domestic and foreign businesses.

Raising consumer awareness about waste classification at the source is an equally important factor. When consumers are knowledgeable about how to properly sort their waste into recyclables, organics and non-recyclables, it significantly reduces contamination and makes the recycling process more efficient. DUYTAN Recycling has co-operated in organising public awareness campaigns, educational programmes in schools and community workshops to promote responsible waste management habits. By providing consumers with knowledge and tools to classify waste correctly, we hope to increase recycling rates, contributing to reducing waste and protecting the environment in Việt Nam.
Coca-Cola with campaign “Our Bottles Can Live Many Lives” Corner, in partnership with DUYTAN Recycling, promoting a closed-loop production cycle for our plastic bottles.
However, we are currently facing challenges in the process as most waste in Việt Nam is not well classified at the source. Collection and recycling activities are still small and spontaneous, mainly carried out manually in craft villages, and do not comply with environmental regulations. Meanwhile, packaging is still not standardised and not designed for recycling.

To enhance the management, recycling and reduction of plastic waste that pollutes the environment and oceans, we have invested and built a factory providing high quality recycled plastic products with “Bottle-to-Bottle” technology. Each used plastic bottle will be recycled into plastic pellets, creating a new cycle, thereby helping to reduce the use of fossil fuels.

Our factory is operated based on the THREE-NO criteria in the production process: Zero Waste – Zero Emission – Zero Waste Water. Applying these three criteria not only helps the company promote environmentally friendly production but also pays more attention to reusing energy sources in production.

We believe that the promotion of a circular economy in Việt Nam is a crucial objective in the company’s long-term development strategy. As a result, we have actively engaged in forums and seminars on the circular economy with the aim of sharing the company’s experiences and social initiatives with both domestic and international audiences. Through these sessions, DUYTAN Recycling aims to inspire and encourage more companies to join hands in the future to contribute to the establishment of a sustainable circular economy.

Via Viet Nam News – The National English Language Daily

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Along with partners DUYTAN Recycling, the global brand Samsonite and House of Luggage are calling for trade-ins of any brand or size and offering up to 50 percent off  from April 1, 2024 to April 31. May 2024.

Customers can bring any brand suitcase to the Samsonite store system, or locations that sell Samsonite or House of Luggage brands to exchange for a new suitcase at a discount of 30% – 50%.

For Online customers, after ordering directly from hol.com.vn and receiving a new suitcase, the customer will bring the old suitcase to the system’s nearest store location for recycling.

The recovered old suitcases will be collected and processed by DUYTAN Recycling (DTR), Asia Environment Company (MTAC) and VINTRANS transportation unit, which are accompanying the program.

Come with your family and friends to Samsonite and House of Luggage store now!

MTAC will separate the components of the suitcase (outer plastic shell, inner fabric layer, aluminum frame pull handle, wheels). The group of recyclable plastics will be transferred to DTR to be recycled into plastic resins, then produced into new useful products to give to schools and the community.

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On February 20, 2024, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment issued Notice No. 86/TB-BTNMT announcing the list of product and packaging recycling units. Accordingly, 24 product and packaging recycling units in the North and South were announced in this round.

According to Notice No. 185/TB-BTNMT dated April 7, 2023, from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, product and packaging recycling units have submitted documents and accompanying materials to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, requesting to be announced as recycling units for products and packaging. Based on consultations with localities, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has announced a list of product and packaging recycling units according to the provisions of Clause 6, Article 79 of Decree No. 08/2022/NDCP dated January 10, 2022, of the Government, detailing a number of articles of the Law on Environmental Protection. Product and packaging recycling units are units that have been granted environmental licenses and component environmental licenses by competent state agencies according to the provisions of the law on environmental protection (of which: packaging has 21 recycling units; batteries and batteries have 07 recycling units; electricity and electronics have 04 recycling units; lubricants have 03 recycling units). The Northern region has 13 recycling units, and the Southern region has 11 recycling units.

DUYTAN Recycling is honored to be one of 24 official packaging recycling units throughout Vietnam, specializing in three types of recycled packaging: PET packaging, HDPE & PP packaging, to produce recycled plastic pellets as raw materials for industrial production.

This is considered one of the important steps for the Company to affirm production quality, competitiveness, and is the first step for future development plans.

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Unilever Vietnam and DUYTAN Recycling: Organise training on plastic classification and give gifts to staff at collection stations.

A satellite collection of DUYTAN Recycling at Vinh Long province

On December 20, 2023, Unilever Vietnam coordinated with DUYTAN Recycling Company to successfully organise the training programme “Classifying plastic for scrap purchasing facilities and giving gifts to employees” at the Dong Lam collection station (Vinh Long), Khanh Nga collection station (Tien Giang) and 10 south-western region Vietnam. This is one of the activities in the chain of the “Plastic Collection and Recycling” project to classify waste at source, signed between DUYTAN Recycling and Unilever Vietnam, towards a circular economy in Vietnam. Previously, the two businesses committed to close cooperation with a specific action plan. During the 5-year period from now to 2027, cooperation will aim to collect and recycle 30,000 tons of plastic waste.

In parallel with the goal of building a circular cycle of plastic to protect the environment, this cooperation also contributes to realizing social goals through improving working conditions, hygiene, and health; training to raise awareness and capacity; and improving livelihoods and social safety factors for waste collectors at more than 100 collection stations in DUYTAN Recycling’s value chain.

The partnership between Unilever Vietnam and DUYTAN Recycling is a step forward in promoting the use of recycled plastic in Unilever’s packaging production, thereby increasing recycling activities and creating a circular cycle for plastic waste in Vietnam.

At the end of the training session, representatives of the Board of Directors of Unilever Vietnam and DUYTAN Recycling presented gifts and labour protection equipment to staff at the collection station. This is a meaningful and very practical action that demonstrates the company close attention to the material and spiritual lives of staff and workers.

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???? We are thrilled to announce that DUYTAN Recycling has been awarded the prestigious High-tech Enterprise Certificate by The Ministry of Science & Technology Vietnam

♻ This recognition is a testament to our commitment to excellence and innovation in the recycling industry. We are proud to take this important step towards enhancing our production quality and competitiveness. This achievement also sets the stage for our future development plans.


Cuộc thi Miss Earth 2023 sẽ chính thức diễn ra vào tháng 12/2023 này tại Việt Nam với sự tham gia của 114 thí sinh đến từ 90 quốc gia và vùng lãnh thổ trên thế giới. Đây là lần thứ hai Việt Nam đăng cai tổ chức Miss Earth – một trong những cuộc thi nằm trong tứ đại Hoa hậu của thế giới.

Tổ chức Miss Earth 2023 đồng thời cũng là cơ hội để quảng bá du lịch TP. HCM nói riêng và Việt Nam nói chung. Đồng hành cùng Miss Earth Quốc tế, DTR sẽ cùng lan tỏa những thông điệp về môi trường và những giá trị bền vững mà hàng ngày đội ngũ CBNV đang miệt mài cống hiến đến với bạn bè Quốc tế.

Đại diện DTR nhận cây tri ân Đối tác đồng hành dự án môi trường của Miss Earth International 2023

Theo kế hoạch, cuộc thi diễn ra từ ngày 1 đến 22-12 với nhiều phần thi phụ như thi trang phục quốc gia làm bằng chất liệu tái chế, thân thiện với môi trường; thi tài năng…Đặc biệt, Miss Earth 2023 sẽ tổ chức cuộc thi Fashion Nature dành cho các nhà thiết kế trẻ, cổ vũ việc dùng chất liệu thân thiện với môi trường, bảo vệ mẹ thiên nhiên. Đây cũng là cơ hội giới thiệu ngành thời trang Việt Nam đến bạn bè Quốc tế và đồng thời quảng bá sản phẩm vải polyester của DTR đến các khách hàng tiềm năng

Trong hành trình đến với vương miện cao nhất của Miss Earth Việt Nam, Hoa hậu Đỗ Thị Lan Anh đã từng có cơ hội đến nhà máy DTR  và cô cũng bày tỏ sự bất ngờ trước quy mô sản xuất và thán phục câu chuyện tiên phong trong lĩnh vực tái chế nhựa của DUYTAN Recycling. Đại diện Việt Nam, Hoa Hậu Lan Anh cam kết sẽ tiếp tục lan tỏa mạnh mẽ những giá trị và tiêu chí của Tổ chức Miss Earth từ thuở khai sinh cho đến hiện tại: 3R: Reduce – Reuse – Recycle (Tiết giảm – Tái sử dụng – Tái chế) nhằm nâng cao nhận thức của mọi người trong việc bảo vệ môi trường tại Việt Nam và trên toàn thế giới.

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DUYTAN Recycling (DTR) và Công ty TNHH La Vie (La Vie), thành viên của Tập đoàn Nestlé vừa tổ chức Lễ ký kết biên bản ghi nhớ chương trình hợp tác thu gom và tái chế nhựa, với mục tiêu thúc đẩy thu gom, tái chế rác thải nhựa nhằm giảm thiểu rác thải nhựa ngoài môi trường, xây dựng mô hình kinh tế tuần hoàn (KTTH) trong quản lý rác thải nhựa của La Vie và DTR và đóng góp vào mục tiêu quốc gia về rác thải nhựa tại Việt Nam cũng như thúc đẩy sự phát triển của ngành công nghiệp tái chế.

Theo báo cáo hiện trạng chất thải nhựa năm 2022, tổng khối lượng chất thải nhựa phát sinh là 2,9 triệu tấn (gồm 1,6 triệu tấn ở đô thị, 1,3 triệu tấn ở nông thôn) và có tốc độ gia tăng khoảng 5%/năm. Tổng lượng rác thải nhựa được thu gom là 2,4 triệu tấn (1,55 triệu tấn ở đô thị, 0,85 triệu tấn ở nông thôn).

Tuy nhiên, chỉ có 0,9 triệu tấn rác thải nhựa (tương đương 31%) được phân loại cho tái chế và 0,77 triệu tấn rác (tương đương 27%) được tái chế. Tổng thất thoát chất thải nhựa vào môi trường là 0,42 triệu tấn (tương đương 15%).

Ông Rabie Issa – Tổng Giám Đốc La Vie chia sẻ kế hoạch hợp tác chiến lược 5 năm với mục tiêu thúc đẩy thu gom, tái chế rác thải nhựa nhằm giảm thiểu rác thải nhựa ngoài môi trường

Cùng là thành viên của Liên minh Tái chế bao bì Việt Nam (PRO Việt Nam), Công ty TNHH La Vie & DTR nhận thức được sự quan trọng của thu gom, tái chế rác thải nhựa nhằm giảm thiểu rác thải nhựa ngoài môi trường, xây dựng mô hình kinh tế tuần hoàn. Theo như kế hoạch chiến lược 5 năm từ đây đến hết năm 2027, La Vie và DTR sẽ hướng đến mục tiêu thu gom và tái chế 11.000 tấn rác thải nhựa.

Đây là một bước tiến không chỉ góp phần giảm thiểu việc sử dụng nguyên liệu nhựa mới (nhựa nguyên sinh) mà còn đem lại cơ hội tái sinh cho mỗi vỏ chai được thu gom, góp phần tạo động lực cho các dự án thu gom & tái chế tại Việt Nam, thúc đẩy nền kinh tế tuần hoàn để biến rác thải thành tài nguyên thay vì thải ra môi trường. Theo đó, từng bước giúp người tiêu dùng có một cách nhìn mới về các giải pháp đối với vấn đề rác thải hiện nay.

Bà Chu Thị Kim Thanh – Giám Đốc Điều Hành Liên Minh Tái Chế Bao Bì Việt Nam (PRO Vietnam) chia sẻ ý nghĩa về việc hợp tác giữa 2 thành viên nòng cốt của Liên minh

Công ty TNHH La Vie cũng là doanh nghiệp sản xuất nước uống đóng chai đầu tiên tại Việt Nam hợp tác với DUYTAN Recycling để phát triển, đánh giá, phê duyệt và sử dụng hạt nhựa tái chế dùng cho thực phẩm (Food Grade Recyclable Plastic) trong sản xuất bao bì.

Hợp tác này cũng thể hiện cam kết và quyết tâm hiện thực hóa mục tiêu của Công ty TNHH La Vie & DTR về việc cùng thúc đẩy mô hình phân loại, thu gom & tái chế rác thải thông qua các dự án triển khai, không những chỉ trong sản xuất mà còn qua các hoạt động truyền thông nhằm khuyến khích mọi người về việc bảo vệ môi trường, từ đó tạo ra tác động mạnh mẽ và sự lan tỏa trên toàn quốc.

Ông Trần Việt Anh – Chủ Tịch Hiệp Hội Tái Chế Chất Thải Việt Nam phát biểu tại sự kiện

Rác thải nhựa là loại rác khó phân hủy, chúng đang là sức ép không hề nhỏ đối với việc xử lý của các quốc gia trên thế giới. Thấu hiểu được vấn đề về môi trường, năm 2019 nhà máy nhựa tái chế DUYTAN được khởi công xây dựng từ tháng 6-2019 trên diện tích 65.000 m² tại Cụm công nghiệp nhựa Đức Hòa Hạ, tỉnh Long An.

Nhà máy có tổng công suất 100.000 tấn/năm. Với dây chuyền sản xuất hiện đại nhập khẩu mới từ châu Âu. Ngoài các tiêu chuẩn ISO cho hệ thống quản lý, sản phẩm của công ty đáp ứng các tiêu chuẩn của Cục Quản lý thực phẩm và dược phẩm Hoa Kỳ (FDA), chứng nhận từ Cơ quan An toàn thực phẩm châu Âu (EFSA) là minh chứng cho chất lượng sản phẩm hạt nhựa tái sinh an toàn cho sức khỏe, phù hợp để sản xuất bao bì cho thực phẩm, bao gồm cả nước uống.

Là một trong những thương hiệu nước khoáng thiên nhiên hàng đầu tại thị trường Việt Nam, đồng hành cùng người Việt trong hơn ba thập niên qua, La Vie luôn nỗ lực mang đến những giá trị tốt đẹp cho đời sống người tiêu dùng Việt Nam. Bên cạnh việc cung cấp cho người tiêu dùng sản phẩm nước khoáng thiên nhiên mang lại nhiều lợi ích cho sức khỏe, La Vie đồng thời là doanh nghiệp có cam kết mạnh mẽ về bảo vệ môi trường và đi đầu với những sáng kiến bền vững.

Hợp tác chiến lược này là một phần trong kế hoạch thực hiện mục tiêu có thể tái chế và tái sử dụng 100% bao bì sản phẩm tới năm 2025 của Công ty La Vie & Tập đoàn Nestlé. Mục tiêu này xuất phát từ tầm nhìn: không có bao bì nào của Tập đoàn trở thành rác thải sau khi sử dụng.

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This event is one of the activities in the 4th HCMC Economy Forum 2023, themed ‘Green Growth – Journey to Zero Net Emissions’, happening from September 13-17. By upgrading into an award chaired by the HCMC People’s Committee, ‘HCMC Green Business’ title allows winning companies to develop more stably in the country as well as in the world.

Sharing the same honor of winning the ‘HCMC Green Business’ title is DUYTAN Recycling. He said that to earn that title, her organization has to take care of various aspects like protecting the environment, controlling exhaust fumes amount during operation, applying advanced technologies in manufacturing, carrying out the digital transformation process, using energy effectively, helping the community to raise the awareness about environment protection.

Green growth has become an inevitable trend and a vital condition for a sustainable future of a business. Deputy Editor-in-Chief Pham Van Truong of SGGP Newspaper shared that the organization board seriously collected opinions from relevant agencies and expert councils of several fields before building a standard set for the ‘HCMC Green Business’ title. Based on that set, a judge board consisting of scientists, experts, and representatives of competent authorities carefully reviewed and picked 90 most suitable companies for the title this year.

In the ceremony, HUBA President Nguyen Ngoc Hoa confirmed that all enterprises winning the title ‘HCMC Green Business 2023’ have made great efforts in implementing eco-friendly methods during their operation and production. They have strictly observed environmental regulations. They have joined hand with HCMC to create a greener working and living environment, contributing to the fight against global warming and climate change. Therefore, receiving the title is an honorable encouragement to their efforts as well as a passport for them to capture the heart of their customers and partners so that they can expand their market globally.

President Hoa also informed that along with awarding this title to selected businesses, HUBA and SGGP Newspaper are going to synchronously launch three solutions to help enterprises quickly resume their work after the pandemic and keep up with the green growth trend:

_Supporting businesses to learn about green technical barriers in order to build a suitable plan for manufacturing technology upgrade;

_Organizing promotion activities and green trade connections for businesses to expand their market;

_Developing and implementing a strategy to create a green brand name for businesses winning the title.

Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Phuoc, Chairman of the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA) and member of the judge board, insisted that the board is going to include more updated green standards into the set year by year to guide businesses into following the global green growth trend and becoming more confident when entering international markets without being stopped by any green barriers.


The ‘HCMC Green Business’ title selection, assigned by the HCMC People’s Committee to HUBA, SGGP Newspaper and relevant state agencies to carry out, is one of many solutions adopted by HCMC to cope with climate change, reduce carbon emissions in manufacturing and trading activities, and help consumers become greener.

Launching annually, the ‘HCMC Green Business’ title aims at fulfilling the national goal of zero net emissions. Therefore, it is necessary to build practical selection standards, to apply serious and transparent selection methods, and to have a capable judge board that works scientifically. Only then can the title increase the prestige of winning enterprises in the city.

Meanwhile, the business community should promote a sense of responsibility and cooperate with the city in protecting the environment, create a healthy business place, and a livable city with sustainable development.

In the framework of the 4th HCMC Economy Forum 2023 (HEF 2023) and the award ceremony for ‘HCMC Green Business 2023’, the city held Green Growth Show 2023 (GRECO 2023) on Nguyen Hue pedestrian Street in District 1. The event takes place from September 13-17.

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On the morning of August 23, in Hanoi, the Vietnam Confederation of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD) held the Business Forum for Sustainable Development (VCSF). with the participation of more than 8 national and international delegates.

The theme of VCSF 2023 is “Global Green Race: From Strategy to Sustainable Business Practice”. This is the 10th time in a row VCSF is held.

VCSF was initiated for implementation just before Vietnam and 192 countries around the world committed to implement the 2030 Agenda with 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, as well as the commitment to reduce climate change at COP 21 in 2015 in Paris (France) as a clear demonstration of the creativity, pioneering and commitment of VCCI in general and VBCSD in particular in their persistent journey to support the community Vietnamese enterprises on the path of sustainable development.

-Welcome speech from Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha


At this milestone, it can be seen that the world is still facing more and more challenges from climate change, food security crisis, energy security, epidemics, global economic decline, Geo-political instability, etc. Especially in that, the loss of biodiversity, the depletion of natural resources, and climate change create heavier pressures on humanity. It also means that solving environmental problems, climate change will make a significant contribution to ensuring the sustainable future that humanity wants.

From this perspective, business models that “flavour” nature – business with a positive impact on the environment is one of the most optimal solutions for the goal of sustainable business development, thereby contributing to the sustainable development of enterprises. prosperity and prosperity of each nation and nation. This is also the message conveyed throughout the topics presented and discussed at the 2023 VCSF Forum.

Vice Chairman of VCCI, Chairman of VBCSD Nguyen Quang Vinh said that facing the requirements of sustainable development, the business community needs to redefine business success not only in financial numbers but now It also includes the ability to adapt, withstand and recover from unprecedented challenges, or businesses need to align their success and long-term growth with the sustainable interests of the community and society. and environment.

Mr. Le Anh – Sustainability Director of DUYTAN Recycling at the seminar “Promoting natural ‘taste’ initiatives towards a low-carbon economy” within the framework of the Vietnam Sustainable Development Business Forum 2023

“When thinking has changed, businesses also need to focus on a number of action priorities, that is: transforming their value chains and supply chains in a more sustainable way; promote accountability in businesses and promote dual transformation (digital transformation goes hand in hand with green transformation)”, emphasized VCCI Vice President Nguyen Quang Vinh.

The VCSF 2023 program also includes a variety of topics from talks in the framework of plenary sessions and symposiums with topics on “Promoting natural ‘taste’ initiatives towards a carbon economy low”, “Improve the competitiveness of enterprises through building a green supply chain” and “Towards business with a natural taste and green growth from the foundation of ESG practices in enterprises”.

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