Vietstar Sustainable Waste Treatment
Sustainable Development Goals supported:
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.
This innovative project aims to address the environmental impact of municipal landfills by pre-sorting and classifying solid waste, recycling plastic and then treating remaining organic matter with advanced composting technology. To drive circularity the final product of organic compost is then sold as high-quality bio-fertilizer – producing over 53,000 tonnes each year. The facility treats 432,000 tons of solid waste per year, daily that’s around 1,200 tons.
By preventing methane emissions from being freely released, the project is helping to combat climate change. It also reduces the amount of waste going into landfill through a stringent recycling, which prevents soil contamination.The sustainable fertiliser creates jobs and supports local farmers as it improves soil productivity, contributing to economic sustainable development of the region. More jobs are created for operating the site and workers have the opportunity to increase their technical skills through training sessions. The technology used to treat the organic matter is not yet widely used in Vietnam, therefore this project is pioneering new innovative solutions to environmental challenges.