The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) has recently released the annual report on National State of Environment in 2019 with a focus on municipal solid waste management. According to the report, the solid waste generation in 2019 has significantly increased by 46% compared to 2010. The daily waste generation in Vietnam is nearly 65.000 tons in 2019. Specifically, the urban area accounts for 55% of total solid waste corresponding to 35.624 tons/day, while the rural area generated 28.394 tons/day. Hồ Chí Minh city is the largest generator of 9.400 tons/day, followed by Hà Nội with 6.500 tons/day. The collection rates are 92% and 66% for urban and rural areas, respectively. Currently, Vietnam has 1.322 waste treatment facilities including 381 incinerators, 37 composting plants, 904 landfills (only 20% is categorized as sanitary landfills) treating 13%, 16%, and 71% of collected solid waste.

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