Indonesia, Waste management

In general, emerging countries face a problem of increased waste, due to the accelerated material consumption led by economic growth. Indonesia is no exception. In addition to increased municipal waste, …

Laos regulates PCB contaminated transformers and wastes

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Lao PDR established “Decision on the On the Management and Monitoring, Treatment, Disposal of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in the Transformer No. 5925/MONRE” on …

Vietnam tightens solid waste management

On December 1, 2020, “Directive 41/CT-TTg regarding urgent measures to strengthen the management of solid waste” was enacted in Vietnam. This directive is intended to address problems in solid waste …

Waste Management and Recycle in Taiwan

Basic law The main waste management regulations in Taiwan are the Waste Disposal Act which was enacted in 1974 and the Resource Recycling Act which was enacted in 2002. Waste …

China publishes National Hazardous Waste List 2021

On November 25, 2020, five Chinese government agencies and departments, including the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, jointly published the National Hazardous Waste List 2021. This revised list takes effect …

Waste management in China

Waste management (This page) WEEE   1. Current status of China solid waste pollution and countermeasures In China, solid waste is divided into five classes: “industrial solid waste”, “household waste”, …

WEEE Management Regulations in Vietnam

In Vietnam, WEEE-related regulations have been actively discussed since the late 2000s, and in 2011, the draft was prepared and submitted to the Prime Minister by the Directorate General of …

Waste management in India

Waste management (This page) E-waste Management   With urbanization, industrialization and a 7% economic growth rate, India is experiencing a rapid increase in the amount of waste produced, which is …

Waste management in Vietnam

Waste managemen (This page) WEEE Management Regulations   The amount of waste generation in Vietnam is projected to continue to increase in the future with population growth and economic development. …

Waste management in Thailand

Waste management (This Page) Roadmap on Plastic Waste Mangement – Early Effect   Waste management regulatory framework is somewhat complex in Thailand. Several acts implemented by different ministries tackle waste …

Vietnam to strengthen plastic waste management

Prime Minister enacts direction specializing for reuse, recycle, treatment and reduction of plastic waste

On August 20th, 2020, Vietnam legislated the “Directive 33/CT-TTg on strengthening reuse, recycle, treatment and reduction of plastic waste”, setting the policy for promulgating various new regulations or amending existing …

Workshop on scheduled waste management held in Malaysia

Cases of violations and future plans being introduced

A “workshop on compliance with scheduled waste management under the ‘Environmental Quality Act 1974’” was held in Malaysia on November 1, 2018. The workshop was organized by the Department of …

Vietnam discloses draft circular for introducing PRTR

15 industries covered, such as chemicals and batteries

The draft “Circular on environmental protection for chemicals, plant protectants and veterinary medicines” was released in Vietnam on March 23, 2017. The draft, which was developed subject to Articles 59 …