Title: Assessment of food waste management in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: current status and perspective
Authors: Ngoc Bao Dung Thi; Nguyen Thanh Tuan; Ngoc Hong Hanh Thi
Addresses: Green Processing, Bioremediation and Alternative Energies Research Group, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Faculty of Environment and Labour Safety, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam ' Faculty of Environment and Labour Safety, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam ' Institute of Biotechnology and Food Technology, Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Abstract: Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) is one of the largest cities in Vietnam. It is also a pioneer in the country in terms of economic growth. When the faster economy grows, the more production activities take place. That will cause the more waste discharged into the environment, causing adverse effects on both environmental quality and conditions of human life. The waste management system of HCMC is still weak and lack of specific management framework for many sources of waste such municipal wastewater, municipal solid waste (MSW), industrial hazardous waste, and food waste (FW). Due to the lack of specific waste management system of FW in HCMC, which causes the loss of a tremendous energy potential from FW also causes many serious environmental issues in HCMC. Therefore, this paper reviews the current scenario and also proposes suggestion to enhance FW segregation and management of HCMC.
Keywords: food waste segregation; waste-to-energy; food waste management.
International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 2018 Vol.22 No.1/2/3/4, pp.111 - 123
Received: 16 Jun 2017
Accepted: 22 Sep 2017
Published online: 16 Aug 2018 *