The 1st Training for Trainers for South East Asia Europe Network for building training and education capacities in plastic recycling in Laos and Vietnam (SEA-PLASTIC-EDU) project was officially held at the Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from 20th – 24th May, 2019.


The main objective of the 1st Training for Trainers is to train the trainers of the universities from Laos and Vietnam and to further discussed and developed a better teaching-learning materials of the presented chapters to the most suitable needs of the local contexts. There were 6 main chapters were presented from each partner and then the discussion regarding to its contexts, contents, quality, length and the IPR issues. Beside the theoretical training, there were also 4 blocks reserved for the practical training which was led by the professors, grads student and the lab technician at the IUH campus.

The remain chapters were then discussed and clarify the contents to ensure that thee accuracy and the correlation between each chapters. The summary of these discussion is one of the essential steps for further improvement of the teaching materials and to be able to finalize before the translation into the local languages which is Lao and Vietnamese. Additionally, the finalized version of the teaching material then will be trained in the 2nd Training of Trainer which will be held in Dresden, Germany from 2nd – 5th December, 2019. These chapters are also planned to be published as a book, and these teaching material will be used for further training for Continual Professional Development (CPD) for recycling companies and relevant authorities in the regions.

Practical trainings



‘One of a core element of our project is to set up regional training hubs on plastic recycling where they will become knowledge hubs where research meets practical demand and where tailor-made educational products for practitioners and students are developed; This will be a starting point for the future scaling-up activities at national level or to other countries’.

Assoc.Prof. Stefan Salhofer, BOKU

‘The plastic waste input is unstable. There is no centralized plastic treatment and recycling center in HCMC.’

Nguen Thi Que Lam, CITENCO

‘Solid wastes in Vientiane capital has become one of the most crucial environmental problems that need urgent mitigations from all stakeholders.’

Dr. Vathanamixay Chansomphou, NUOL

The Plastic Recycling Networking Event was organized by consortium partner CITENCO with a cooperation of IUH, which is officially held at CITENCO, HCMC, Vietnam. Hereby, there were representatives from varied sectors such as government sector, NGOs, private company, recyclers, medias and all the partner consortiums. The consortium partners had the opportunities to exchange the experiences regarding to the plastic recycling status of their home country, and importantly sharing the information about SEA-PLASTIC-EDU activities as well as introducing the training hubs to the public. The networking event was successful organized and had reached many attentions with the positive responses from participants, national media as well as through the social media.

‘Micro Plastic is one of the crucial issues where at IUH, researchers and students are conducting varied experiments in many different products in HCMC market; to ensure its quality and safety use to the consumers’

Prof. Hung Anh, IUH


Quang Trung transfer station

Quang Trung transfer station is the biggest transfer station in HCMC, which is managed by Citenco – Gia Dinh branch.

Technology uses: Closed and open solid waste pressing to reduce solid waste volume, separate leachate before transporting solid waste to landfill. Quang Trung transfer station has ab area of 9.693 m2 with the capacity of 1.000 – 1.100 ton/day. For further information please visit: www.citenco.com.vn





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