Cleaner Production in the Plastic Industry of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Nguyen Le Truong, S. Kumar


The plastic forming industry is an important industrial sector in Vietnam showing significant growth in recent years. Lack of trained manpower and inefficient use of resources in this sector indicate that the competitiveness of this sector may be affected. A cleaner production study carried out in Ho Chi Minh City in the plastic forming industries indicates that many options are available for reducing energy consumption and waste, and thus increasing profits. Details of the audits carried out and the results of implemented cleaner production options show that the option identified and implemented reduced energy use and pollution, and have very attractive pay back periods.

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