The Vietstar Sustainable Waste Treatment project avoids large-scale methane emissions and driving circularity
When organic waste starts to decompose it releases methane, a potent greenhouse gas. In the past, there has been a lack of measures to control greenhouse gas emissions from being released into the atmosphere from landfills in Vietnam. Carbon offsets generated by the Vietstar Sustainable Waste Treatment project are certified by Gold Standard.
How do we address waste?
In the era of disposable goods, the world generates at least 3.5 million tons of plastic and other solid waste a day, 10 times the amount a century ago, according to World Bank researchers. This needs to be addressed urgently, but it won’t change overnight. In the meantime, this project is helping make Ho Chi Minh City’s waste disposal a bit more sustainable. It sorts landfill, recycling as much as possible, like plastic and turns organic waste into compost to cut methane emissions.