Plastic Waste Management in Vietnam

online | 31st of August 2021

Are you interested in a circular plastic waste management challenge in Vietnam?

This webinar, jointly organized with the Netherlands Embassy in Hanoi and the Dutch Business Association Vietnam, introduces opportunities for Dutch companies in the plastic waste management landscape in Vietnam. Being amongst the 5th largest plastic polluters globally, Vietnam seeks international collaboration and innovative business models to combat the end life of plastic waste. This webinar hosts an expertise-speaker panel and offers an interactive Q&A session for all participants. The session will be available in English and Vietnamese.

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Date: Tuesday 31 August
Time: 9.00 – 10.30 CET


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  • Opening words
    The Netherlands Embassy in Hanoi – Vietnam
  • Welcome by the moderator
    Holland Circular Hotspot

Part I: Setting the Scene

  • A legal perspective
    A look at policies and regulations for plastic waste in Vietnam, the revised law on Environmental Protection introducing and enhancing circular economy activities, and upcoming EPR schemes. Speaker: Dr. Nguyen Hoang Nam, on behalf of the Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment (ISPONRE) Vietnam.
  • The landscape of the plastic waste management sector
    State of the art, mapping existing initiatives, opportunities and challenges for businesses. Speaker: Ms. Trinh Thai Ha, National manager Vietnam on behalf of the National Plastic Action Partnership Vietnam (NPAP)
  • Doing business in Vietnam
    Introduction of the Dutch Business Association Vietnam. Speaker: Guido van Rooy, Executive Director DBAV
  • Panel discussion

Part II: Exploring present and future business opportunities in Vietnam- sharing best practices

  • Product design and return schemes
    Mr. Do Thai Vuong, Vice President and Sustainable Business and Communication at Unilever Vietnam
  • Collection & Sorting in Vietnam
    Mrs. Ngo Than Loan, deputy director of Centre of Recycling at URENCO
  • Sorting with the informal sector
    Niels van den Hoek, Director and Co-Founder of Sweep Smart
  • Closing the loop locally: upcycling plastic waste. Dutch best practices in Vietnam.
    Jan Jaap Folmer, CEO Upp!
  • Best practice (mechanical) recycling from Vietnam
    Mr. Nguyễn Việt Thanh, Chairman and Director of Tan Than Phuong Investment Holding Company
  • Introducing chemical recycling best-practice from the Netherlands
    Maarten Stolk, Business Developer at Ioniqa Technologies BV
  • Interactive Q&A session


  • Closing