Thanks to the project ‘Community-based eco-green solution to solid waste treatment’, 74% of the wastes generated by 1150 households in Ben Tre province, has been effectively converted into bio compost in the year 2020.

Ms.Vo Ai Hoa, Vice President of Ben Tre provincial Women Union speaks at the conference.

The result was officially announced in a project review conference held in December 2020 in Ben Tre city, Ben Tre province. The event was attended by representatives of Ben Tre provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment, the People’s Committee of Ben Tre city and Chau Thanh district and local environmental action groups.

Delegates at the conference.

‘Community-based eco-green solution to solid waste treatment’ project (also know as: Turning domestic waste into fertilizer to develop household gardens for 400 households in 10 wards/communes in Ben Tre province) jointly implemented by MCNV and local Women Union with the sponsorship of UPS company.

Via sponsoring 50% of the cost of equipment purchase (compost bins) and providing guidance on waste treatments, the project has helped 1150 households managed their wastes in a simple, cost-saving yet effective fashion.

Compost bins provided for traditional markets in Ben Tre province.

According to Ben Tre province’s Women Union, in the year 2020, 1150 households generated 458 tonnes wastes (equal to 38.2 tonnes per month). Among these wastes, 339 tonnes were organic wastes, which were converted into bio compost to nurture household gardens .

Primary students in Ben Tre province get access to waste treatment equipment.

Also in the year 2020, the project supported 10 workshops on growing vegetables with bio compost for 350 local women. 750 primary students were trained on waste classification. Waste classification bins were provided to 15 primary schools, kindergarten and 2 markets./.