Green living in tourism communities


(QNO) - More and more tourist souvenirs are made from waste materials by the young who always orientate towards a green and environmentally friendly life.

Paper bags by The Timeless
Paper bags by The Timeless

Tran Thi Kim Soi, founder of SOI Handmade, makes a lot of products from recycled fabric.

Earlier, it was discharged directly into the environment from garment factories around Hoi An city.

SOI products include hairpins, hair ties, earrings, turbans, cloth bags, and clothes. They are sold online and offline.

Besides, SOI products are consigned at tourist attractions and hotels. They help to spread the message about the environment protection.

The Timeless is known as a non-profit environmental organisation under Hoi An Express Travel Trading Service Company Limited.

The employees of the company, students, and visitors make about 200 bags from recycled paper, contributing to building Hoi An - a green city without plastic bags.

Besides, there are some regular activities such as cleaning of the Hoai River banks in Hoi An, free hair cutting for the lonely elderly, warm clothes to the highlands.

Enjoying a green lifestyle, turning waste into useful and valuable products has recently become a trend in Hoi An.

The young in Hoi An make wood carving products from firewood in flood, turn leftovers and fruit peels into organic fertilizers, soap, etc.

Tran Thi Kim Soi and her product from recycled fabric
Tran Thi Kim Soi and her product from recycled fabric

Quang Nam always encourages specific and practical products recycled from waste to diversify souvenirs, raise the communities’ awareness of environmental protection.

In the coming time, the province will support to develop green tourism products, promote indigenous values, protect the environment for sustainable development.


Vietnam promotes environmental, climate diplomacy to serve development


Geneva (VNA) - Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations (UN), the World Trade Organisation and other international organisations in Geneva, attended and delivered speeches at two panel discussions of the Building Bridges Week (BBW) held in Switzerland from October 3-7.