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Ho Chi Minh City carbon credit event wows attendees with eco-friendly products

Ho Chi Minh City carbon credit event wows attendees with eco-friendly products

Sunday, May 12, 2024, 14:19 GMT+7
Ho Chi Minh City carbon credit event wows attendees with eco-friendly products
Cups, spoons, and bowls made from coffee grounds on display at the ‘Carbon Credit Market - A Driver for Building a Green Vietnam’ conference held at the Van Thanh Tourism Area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 20, 2024. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

Attendees at a recent event to discuss carbon credit market regulations in Ho Chi Minh City enjoyed an array of eco-friendly products showcased by local businesses.

The conference ‘Carbon Credit Market - A Driver for Building a Green Vietnam,’ together with the launch of the Green Vietnam project, was held by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper at the Van Thanh Tourism Area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City on April 20.

The event was designed to shine light on the opportunities, challenges, legal frameworks, and methodologies for organizations and businesses seeking to participate in the city’s carbon credit market.

In addition to Tuoi Tre, the Department of Climate Change, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Natural Resources and Environment, the Vietnam Packaging Recycling Organization (PRO Vietnam), and various other organizations sponsored the event.

Delegates and guests pose for a photo at the ‘Carbon Credit Market - A Driver for Building a Green Vietnam’ conference held at the Van Thanh Tourism Area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City on April 20, 2024. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

Delegates and guests pose for a photo at the ‘Carbon Credit Market - A Driver for Building a Green Vietnam’ conference held at the Van Thanh Tourism Area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 20, 2024. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

During the conference, experts shared insights into the current state of the carbon credit market in Vietnam, government regulations, and support mechanisms. 

Topics discussed at the event included forest preservation and revenue generation from carbon credits, the potential of carbon credits from Vietnamese forests, forecasts for the future carbon credit market, and initiatives for establishing a carbon credit exchange platform.

Meanwhile, the Green Vietnam project encompasses a range of projects, including the Green Vietnam Forum, the My Green City initiative, the Green Regeneration competition, guided tours of Green Factories, and the Green Vietnam Festival – an event focused on recycling ideas.

An attendee explores an exhibition stall hosted by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper at the  ‘Carbon Credit Market - A Driver for Building a Green Vietnam’ conference held at the Van Thanh Tourism Area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City on April 20, 2024. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

An attendee explores an exhibition stall hosted by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper at the ‘Carbon Credit Market - A Driver for Building a Green Vietnam’ conference held at the Van Thanh Tourism Area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 20, 2024. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

Prior to the conference, attendees had the opportunity to visit an exhibition featuring green products from renowned brands such as Faslink, Duy Tan Plastic, Suntory Pepsico, Airxcoffee, and TH True Milk. 

Notably, uniform supplier Faslink showcased fashion items made from coffee grounds and recycled plastic, surprising guests with their eco-friendly innovations. 

PRO Vietnam also presented a range of recycled and environmentally friendly products from its members. 

Guests browse the ‘Carbon Credit Market - A Driver for Building a Green Vietnam’ conference held at the Van Thanh Tourism Area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City on April 20, 2024. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

Guests browse the ‘Carbon Credit Market - A Driver for Building a Green Vietnam’ conference held at the Van Thanh Tourism Area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 20, 2024. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

Nguyen Ngo Phi Van, a representative of Duy Tan Recycling Plastic Joint Stock Company, shared that the company’s display of plastic products at the event had been sourced entirely from recycled materials. 

Nguyen Phuong Ly, a resident of District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, visited the event and was amazed by an exhibit showcasing brown glass made from coffee grounds. 

“Surprisingly, what appears to be waste can be transformed into practical everyday products by businesses,” Ly said.

Guests browse the ‘Carbon Credit Market - A Driver for Building a Green Vietnam’ conference held at the Van Thanh Tourism Area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City on April 20, 2024. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

Guests browse the ‘Carbon Credit Market - A Driver for Building a Green Vietnam’ conference held at the Van Thanh Tourism Area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 20, 2024. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

Additionally, milk and beverage brands unveiled environmentally friendly options for plastic bottles and milk cartons, underscoring their commitment to sustainability. 

Moreover, businesses showcased bonsai pots made from agricultural waste and food trays crafted from spathes of areca trees. 

Conference organizers emphasized the significance of green products, offering attendees authentic glimpses into the business community’s efforts to reduce emissions and promote a circular economy for sustainable development.

Guests attend the ‘Carbon Credit Market - A Driver for Building a Green Vietnam’ conference held at the Van Thanh Tourism Area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City on April 20, 2024. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

Guests attend the ‘Carbon Credit Market - A Driver for Building a Green Vietnam’ conference held at the Van Thanh Tourism Area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 20, 2024. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

A guest attends the ‘Carbon Credit Market - A Driver for Building a Green Vietnam’ conference held at the Van Thanh Tourism Area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City on April 20, 2024. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

A guest attends the ‘Carbon Credit Market - A Driver for Building a Green Vietnam’ conference held at the Van Thanh Tourism Area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 20, 2024. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

A guest attends the ‘Carbon Credit Market - A Driver for Building a Green Vietnam’ conference held at the Van Thanh Tourism Area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City on April 20, 2024. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

A guest attends the ‘Carbon Credit Market - A Driver for Building a Green Vietnam’ conference held at the Van Thanh Tourism Area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 20, 2024. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

A guest attends the ‘Carbon Credit Market - A Driver for Building a Green Vietnam’ conference held at the Van Thanh Tourism Area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City on April 20, 2024. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

A guest attends the ‘Carbon Credit Market - A Driver for Building a Green Vietnam’ conference held at the Van Thanh Tourism Area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 20, 2024. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

A guest attends the ‘Carbon Credit Market - A Driver for Building a Green Vietnam’ conference held at the Van Thanh Tourism Area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City on April 20, 2024. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

A guest attends the ‘Carbon Credit Market - A Driver for Building a Green Vietnam’ conference held at the Van Thanh Tourism Area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, April 20, 2024. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

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