In today’s world, it’s not uncommon to see people glued to their phones even in public places. But have you ever noticed someone pretending to be happy and laughing at a conversation that doesn’t even exist?
Meet Minh. Minh is a prime example of someone who has mastered the art of pretending to be happy on his phone. He sits at the coffee … Read more
In a shocking turn of events, renowned climate activist, Whiney Sachs, has given up on his mission to avoid single-use plastics. Sachs, who has been an outspoken advocate for environmental conservation, has recently admitted defeat, citing the ubiquity of single-use plastics in every transaction and the emotional exhaustion that comes with trying to avoid them.
“I’ve been trying to do my part, but it’s just impossible,” said Sachs in a recent interview. … Read more
In a shocking turn of events, an expat living in Vietnam has discovered that going to the gym brings more joy and fulfillment than going to the local bar to complain about everything he hates about the country.
According to sources close to the expat, who wishes to remain anonymous, he had been a regular at the local watering hole for months, bemoaning everything from the traffic to the food to the … Read more
Vietnam, the land of the rising sun and an ocean of plastic! The current generation is well aware of the plastic problem that’s been choking the country, but they’re in no mood to make any sacrifices. They’d rather sip their bubble tea through a plastic straw and toss it aside, adding to the already overflowing piles of plastic waste. The next generation can worry about it, right?
It was a beautiful day in Ho Chi Minh City, and my family had decided to take a road trip to Vung Tau Beach. Like many middle-class families, we were excited to take a break from our daily routine and capture some Instagram-worthy pictures.
As we drove through the winding roads, we sipped on our Highland’s Coffee plastic cups and enjoyed the scenic views. However, as soon as we arrived at the … Read more
Meet Leslie, a washed-up expat journalist who once covered the daily mass shooting problem in America. But since moving to Vietnam, Leslie has found a new passion – writing about the country’s plastic pollution problem.
“I mean, sure, America has a mass shooting problem, but have you seen the amount of plastic in Vietnam?” Leslie exclaimed in a recent interview. “It’s everywhere! And someone has to bring attention to it.”
In the old days, pizza delivery meant reusable hot bags and the smell of melted cheese wafting through the air. But now, in Vietnam, thanks to the plastic industry’s stranglehold on politicians, every item is delivered with a side of plastic.
Gone are the days of environmentally friendly deliveries. Now, every pizza box is wrapped in plastic, which is then wrapped in another plastic bag, just for good measure. And it’s not … Read more
In the bustling streets of Vietnam, one Banh Mi shop has made waves by modernizing their packaging. Instead of using a simple piece of paper, they have upgraded to a plastic sheath. And if that wasn’t enough, they even use an additional plastic bag compared to previous generations that didn’t use plastic at all.
“We’re very proud of our advancements in packaging technology,” said the shop’s owner. “We want to be at … Read more
In a surprising turn of events, Vietnamese youth are celebrating their country’s recent ranking as the number one plastic waste contributor in the world. While many people might be concerned about the implications of such a dubious honor, Vietnamese youth are embracing it with open arms.
“We knew we were good at something,” said Hoang, a 22-year-old student from Hanoi. “It’s nice to finally be recognized for our hard work and dedication … Read more
When it comes to phone etiquette, there are some universal rules that everyone follows. Don’t shout into your phone on a crowded train. Don’t blast your music out loud in a library. And for the love of all that is good and holy, don’t take a call during a movie.
But what if we told you that there’s a place where all these rules go out the window? A place where playing … Read more
Plastic bags are often seen as a nuisance, but they can also be beautiful when viewed from Mui Ne, Nha Trang, Phu Quoc, Vung Tau, or any of Vietnam’s tourist beaches. When the bags are blowing in the wind, they look like delicate butterflies. And when they’re stacked up on a beach, they can create a stunning geometric pattern.
But plastic bags aren’t just beautiful to look at. They can also be … Read more