Building Con Son Plastic Bags Reduction Model

Year of Publication

2021

The Con Son isle is embracing its potential as the ecotourism destination of Can Tho while addressing a major challenge that often goes hand in hand with tourism: increased waste production. In order to reduce plastic consumption and help maintain the growing ecotourism, the island implemented a multi-stakeholder program to reintroduce natural products as packaging materials was.

Source:

Urban Ocean

Author(s):

Duong Thanh Van, Le Thi Be Bay

Geography:

Vietnam

Type:

Purpose of Measurement:

Understanding the Proble, Solution Sets and Impact Potential

Impact theme(s):

Material Flows, Oceans, Behavior Change

The Con Son isle is embracing its potential as the ecotourism destination of Can Tho while addressing a major challenge that often goes hand in hand with tourism: increased waste production. In order to reduce plastic consumption and help maintain the growing ecotourism, the island implemented a multi-stakeholder program to reintroduce natural products as packaging materials was. This case study has been developed as part of Urban Ocean, one of Resilient Cities Network’s multi-city programs, co-designed and delivered with our partners Ocean Conservancy and The Circulate Initiative. Urban Ocean supports cities in assessing their risks and vulnerabilities as well as gaps in their waste management systems that lead to plastic leakage into the environment and the ocean. It helps cities to identify actions,
design better projects and innovative solutions, leverage partnerships, and finally connects cities and their projects to potential funding sources.