On November 16, 2022, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) together with TCP Vietnam, TCPVN announced that they agreed to implement a project titled “TCP moving toward circular economy and enhancing EPR practices in Vietnam” from 2022 to 2024. The project aims to introduce different EPR models on trial covering from waste separation, collection to recycling of aluminum cans, plastic bottles, and cardboard and identify the traceability of recycled materials through the waste value chain, as well as the challenges and vision for companies to fulfill EPR. TCPVN is a company that manufactures and sells energy drinks in Vietnam and was established in 2018 by TCP group, a Thailand-based business entity.
The regulations on EPR are provided by Articles 54 and 55 of the Law on Environmental Protection 2020, which concretely obligate companies to collect and recycle the six sectors of products: cells and batteries, electrical and electronics equipment, lubricant oil, tiers, transport equipment, and packaging. Also, according to the Decree No. 08/2022/ND-CP and Circular No. 02/2022/TT-BTNMT, which was issued in January 2022, the product groups, product lists, mandatory recycling rates, and recycling procedures for each product are defined in detail.
The original press release from IUCN can be viewed from the link below: