Themed “For a more sustainable development decade”, the conference was chaired by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and attended by Deputy Chairwoman of the National Assembly Tong Thi Phong, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam and over 700 representatives from both public and private sectors, NGOs and international organisations. While in a traditional linear economy manufacturers take natural resources through extraction of raw materials to make products and services before discarding these products as waste in either landfills or oceans; a circular economy is a sustainable alternative to that. In a circular economy, manufacturers minimize negative environmental impacts by using innovative measures to maximize the life cycle of all resources used. Heineken Vietnam’s circular economy practices showed concrete evidences that the Company not only reduces waste but seeks to create value from waste too. This includes: Moving towards ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ with close to 99% of waste and by-products being reused or recycled: Almost 100% of Heineken Vietnam’s bottles are returned for reuse before eventually being recycled, while materials like cardboard, aluminum, plastic and paper are likewise reused or recycled; 100% of its wastewater is treated to Grade A so it can be reused or returned safely to the… Read full this story
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