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Published:December 22nd, 2018 10:55 EST
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CLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS: Profiting From Urban Waste in Vietnam

By SOP newswire3

Women in Hoi An city in Viet Nam are profiting from rubbish and other waste while helping to create a more sustainable urban environment, thanks to a project supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

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Hoi An, a city of 120,000, has become a significant tourist destination with around 21 million visitors in 2016. Those tourists are producing around 75 tonnes of solid waste every single day - waste which a group of underprivileged women is turning into a profit.

Plastic and metals are collected and sold to recycling facilities while biodegradable matter is composted and then passed on to local farmers. The authorities dispose of any waste which can`t be recycled.

Read more here, about the women of Hoi An and their contribution towards creating employment, reducing waste and creating a more livable and sustainable city.

https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/12/1029171

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