Pollution and waste

Solid waste

Pakse to Build Wastewater Treatment Facility Worth USD 2.1 Million

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) held a groundbreaking ceremony last week to build four decentralized wastewater treatment plants and a city-level excrement treatment facility in Pakse City, Champasack that would benefit around 9,000 people.These facilities are being developed under the Wastewater and Solid Waste ...

Jonathan Meadley

Plastic Waste Causing Serious Environmental, Health and Economic Impacts in Laos

Almost a quarter of the waste found in Lao cities is plastic. Plastic waste is now found everywhere in the Lao environment, affecting fish catches, blocking drains, causing air pollution, and harming tourism destinations. The plan considers a “circular economy” approach to help achieve the ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Vientiane, Pakxe set in motion wastewater, solids treatment project

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Vientiane and Pakxe are set to improve waste management and treatment services, including collection, waste-to-resource opportunities, and wastewater treatment.Authorities officially launched the ‘Wastewater and Solid Waste Treatment Capacity Building Project for City Environment Improvement in Laos’ project in Vientiane on Monday.The project ...

Keoviengkhone Bounviseth

NUOL, Hanoi university making progress in reducing plastic use

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Faculty of Environmental Sciences at the National University of Laos (NUOL), Hanoi University of Sciences and other organisations are reporting progress in efforts to reduce plastics use under the “SEA Plastic Edu Erasmus+ Project”.The European Union is supporting the project ...

Sangkhomsay Bubphanouvong

Capital marks World Cleanup Day, Green Vientiane campaign

Students joined officials from schools, university and various organisations on Saturday morning to clean along the capital’s main roads marking the 11th anniversary of World Cleanup Day and the Green Vientiane project.More than 3,000 people took part in the cleaning which concentrated on roads in ...

Sangkhomsay Bubphanouvong

Lao Industry ministry orders suspension of plastic waste recycling plants

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Ministry of Industry and Commerce will no longer issue operating licences to manufacturing plants that use plastic waste as a raw material, as part of efforts to improve standards in the processing industry.Minister of Industry and Commerce Ms Khemmani Pholsena ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Southern Laos to Tackle Plastic Waste with Refill Not Landfill Campaign

The Refill not Landfill campaign hopes to solve the problem of single-use plastic waste in southern Laos.It is estimated that more than 100 million disposable plastic water bottles are consumed by travelers to Laos each year. Most of them are not recycled, and in many parts of ...

The Laotian Times

S. Korea funds waste management in Vientiane, Pakxe

The Republic of Korea will provide a grant of US$6.78 million to fund a wastewater and solid waste treatment capacity-building project for improved environmental management in Vientiane and Pakxe. The Korean government will provide grant aid of US$6.5 million, while an additional US$280,000 will come from ...

Times Reporters

FEATURE: Tremendous increase in plastic waste in Vientiane

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – There is growing concern in Vientiane about the impact of plastic waste on the environment.Mr Oudon Chanthavongsy, the owner of Lao Chaleunxay Recycle, a shop that has been buying plastic waste from people for many years, told me by telephone that ...

Khonesavanh Lathsaphao

Vientiane's Litter Picking Event Held To Promote Waste Free Habits

(KPL) The Department of Environmental Quality, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, in cooperation with the Environment Protection Fund organised on May 27 a litter picking event to raise public awareness of waste-free habits in Vientiane Capital.The activity was held at Thatluang Square in Vientiane ...


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