How Can Vietnam Turn E-Waste Into Commodities?

Dr Nguyen Duc Quang from the Hanoi University of Science & Technology, however, disagrees with the opinion that Vietnam doesn’t have suitable technologies or the money to import modern technologies to recycle e-waste.“The use of recycling technology is not a difficulty for Vietnam. The problem lies in the lack of input materials. All technologies, no matter how advanced, will be worthless without input materials,” he said. Dang Thi Kim Chi from VACNE (Vietnam Association for Conservation of Nature and Environment) said households sell electronic devices after years of use. Recycling companies cannot collect e-waste, however, because the selling prices are relatively high.


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