IDE-E – Vietnam

Swiss Partners

Institute for Development, Environment and Energy (IDE-E), Reinach
Caroline Huwiler

Project Type:

Pilot project


Resource efficiency



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Swiss Contribution

IDE-E and its Swiss partners have many years of experience in development cooperation, renewable energy and spatial planning, as well as waste management and recycling.


The rise of Vietnamese land-based marine litter is due to a combination of rising consumption and a lack of local capacity to effectively deal with steadily increasing amounts of litter.

The “Phu Yen for Zero Waste” Project is aimed to support the provincial efforts to drastically reduce and effectively manage solid waste. More specifically, its goal is to pave the way for the reduction and progressive elimination of single-use plastics in Phu Yen, to improve the cost-effectiveness, coverage and quality of waste collection in Tuy Hoa City, and to develop viable recycling solutions, including composting and animal feed production from organic waste.


The project is delivering results at various levels as planned. The collection and composting of organic waste has been organised and the collection and separation of plastic waste is being developed in cooperation with the informal sector. As an example, the recycling of old fishing nets into reusable bags reduces the waste produced by single-use plastic bags.