Retricycling waste in Vietnam

A Leeds research project in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam has led to improved standards of living and provided a sustainable solution to waste collection.


Previous collections were patchy and relied on imported compactor trucks which posed a risk to local waste pickers who sorted and cleaned objects that could be used again or sold.  The solution was locally built tricycles which can easily get through the narrow streets to carry away the rubbish to a transfer station. Rubbish that was previously ending up in the canal is now being recycled or properly disposed of and

The project's success means that it is now being replicated throughout Vietnam.

Read more about the work done originally done in Ho Chi Minh City.

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