Behavior Change in Local Systems to Mitigate Ocean Plastic Pollution: Case Study of USAID's Municipal Waste Recycling Program in Two Vietnamese Cities

Year of Publication

2020

These case studies are based on projects under the USAID Municipal Waste Recycling Program in Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The cases provide an overview of the current city waste management systems, documents outcomes, and provides recommendations based on these outcomes.

Source:

Urban Institute and United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Author(s):

Sara McTarnaghan

James Ladi Williams

Geography:

Vietnam

Type:

Case Study

Purpose of Measurement:

Understanding the Problem, Monitoring and Evaluation

Impact theme(s):

Livelihoods, Policy, Capital Flows, Behavior Change

These case studies are based on projects under the USAID Municipal Waste Recycling Program in Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Both cases focus on efforts to shift consumer behavior to reduce plastic use, increase waste separation, and improve recycling. The cases provide an overview of the current city waste management systems, document outcomes, and provide recommendations based on these outcomes.