On January 29, Sotheavy was presented with the 2020 Women of the Future (WOF) Award for Southeast Asia in the media and communications category at the British embassy, an award she won partly due to the positive impact created by her campaign, which now has over 121,000 followers on Facebook.
Bamboo Shoot Foundation starts to transform plastic waste into bricks for construction materials.
In 2019, Phnom Penh alone generated up to 3,000 tonnes of waste on a daily basis, of which 600 tonnes were plastic.
Fishermen along Tonle Sap and Bassac Rivers share their concern over plastic waste.
The National University of Management (NUM) in Phnom Penh is set to go “plastic free” from January.
Across the world, it is estimated that 13 million tons of plastic reach the oceans each year. More than one million mammals, fish and birds suffer or die annually either from ingesting this plastic or becoming entangled in it.
A$3 million grant agreement to combat plastic pollution in the Kingdom.
The world’s seafloor is littered with an estimated 14 million tonnes of microplastics.
Ministry says 510 t of plastic waste continues to be discarded in the city every day.
Plant-based packaging materials are becoming increasingly popular for offerings in Phnom Penh and some other provinces, which is a positive environmental trend and alternative to plastic.
To safeguard the future of the environment, several people banded together to create the “Sramol Fashion & Creative”, which seeks to use recyclable waste to its limit, effectively reducing waste disposal.
A move aimed at curbing Japanese consumers’ love for packaging.
Local anti-plastic campaigner wins Women of the Future Southeast Asian Awards 2020.
Tonle Sap lake communities are urged to prevent plastic waste into tributary rivers.
Officials from Mekong river countries agree to assess plastic waste pollution.
Starbucks Cambodia announces that they have eliminated single-use plastic straws.
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Ministry calls for more action on reducing the use of plastic products.
Plastic waste contains toxic chemicals harmful to humans and animals.
A sub-decree is to ban the import and production of single-use plastic products.
Unilever says it will cut its use of new plastic by half by 2025 as pressure grows for more to be done for the environment.
Environment Ministry and EU representatives call to reduce single-use plastic waste.
Ministry holds a campaign in Siem Reap to call for reducing the use of plastic bags.
Indonesia plans tighter rules to combat a surge in imports of plastic waste, such as a registry of trash exporters and tougher border checks, officials said on Friday.
The recent G20 energy and environment ministers meeting in Osaka delivered an “implementation framework” for reducing the rapidly increasing levels of plastic waste choking the world’s seas and oceans.
New Zealand officially banned single-use plastic shopping bags Monday, introducing hefty fines for businesses that continue to provide them.
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It might not be surprising that people in Cambodia, especially in Phnom Penh, are in favour of consuming plastic in their daily activities – at the market, school, restaurant and others.
Seventy-five per cent of globally exported waste ends up in Asia. But since July 2017 — when China began to ban imports of plastic waste — Southeast Asia in particular has become a dumping ground for wealthier countries’ waste.
One school in northeast India has taken a novel approach to addressing the scourge of plastic waste by making its collection a condition of free attendance.