WWF-Philippines on Plastic

Inadequate solid waste management has been identified as one of the leading causes of marine pollution. It has been estimated that plastic debris from land-based sources makes up to 80% of marine pollution and can be found from shallows down to the deepest parts of the ocean. In the Philippines, there are five target sites for Plastic […]

Vietnam Now Counts Three Plastic Smart Cities’ Commitments

The province of Phu Yen in Vietnam joined the Plastic Smart Cities initiative on 18 June 2020, establishing its capital, the City of Tuy Hoa as a pilot area with a plastic reduction goal of 30% by 2025. Phu Yen is located on Vietnam’s south-central coast, characterized by mountains and beaches. On 20 June 2020, […]

A Community-based Approach in Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Phu Quoc, a Vietnamese island off the coast of Cambodia in the Gulf of Thailand, joined WWF’s Plastic Smart Cities initiative in 2019, and is now implementing pilot projects with the goal of reducing plastic pollution by 30% in their pilot areas. One such pilot is in Da Chong, a small village of 1,485 people […]

The City of Yangzhou Joins Plastic Smart Cities in Bid to Protect the Yangtze River

[Yangzhou, China] – Today the City of Yangzhou joined WWF’s Plastic Smart Cities Initiative, pledging to eliminate plastic pollution by 2030, while aligning with WWF’s global “No Plastic In Nature” campaign. The City of Yangzhou joins the City of Sanya as the first two cities in China to join the global initiative, which now counts […]

The City Of Sanya is First Plastic Smart City in China

[Sanya, China] – Today the City of Sanya joined WWF’s Plastic Smart Cities Initiative, pledging to eliminate plastic pollution by 2030, and to fully align with WWF’s global No Plastic In Nature campaign. The City of Sanya joins 20 other Plastic Smart Cities that are now recognized as the world’s leading cities on plastic. “WWF […]

WWF Launches Plastic Smart Cities Initiative in South East Asia with a $40m USD Commitment

WWF is calling on cities in South East Asia to join Patong (Thailand), Donsol (Philippines) and Phu Quoc (Vietnam) in making a commitment to eliminate plastic pollution, by developing an action plan and trial innovative solutions. Plastic Smart Cities is a WWF initiative bringing together cities and tourism destinations to commit to fight plastic pollution. […]