Pollution and waste

Solid waste

Koh Sdach’s rubbish campaign aiming for big sea-coast clean-up

Authorities in Koh Kong province’s Kiri Sakor district – in collaboration with partner organisations – have carried out patrols and educated people and tourists on Koh Sdach, or King Island, on why they should not dispose of rubbish on the beach or in the sea, ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-sdachs-rubbish-campaign-aiming-big-sea-coast-clean

City Hall: Cooperation key to clean-up

Phnom Penh municipal deputy governor Keut Che told environmentalist youth groups not to misuse environmental forums for political purposes and to work professionally and in cooperation with relevant authorities on environmental issues and rubbish clean-up in the capital. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/city-hall-cooperation-key-clean

World Bank commits $60 million for five waste management sites

Several ministries and the World Bank have been studying plans for a project to improve solid and plastic waste management in the towns and districts of five provinces.​​ ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/world-bank-commits-60-million-five-waste-management-sites

Capital to impose fines for improper waste disposal

The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration will from February impose fines on those who do not sort out their rubbish properly and those who dispose of waste outside of the allocated time slot previously outlined by the municipality. ...

Voun Dara and Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/capital-impose-fines-improper-waste-disposal

NGO delivers waste bins to Phnom Penh schools

The Ministry of Environment has provided an assortment of uniquely shaped rubbish bins to more than 60 Phnom Penh schools to motivate students and staff to properly separate waste, and to promote environmental awareness and beautification of the capital. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngo-delivers-waste-bins-phnom-penh-schools

Six landfills set to open in 2022

The government is collaborating with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and World Bank as well as other development partners to create standardised landfills in some provinces in 2022, with the first being Preah Sihanouk province’s landfill which was opened in November. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/six-landfills-set-open-2022

Tonle Sap Lake plastics pick-up effort underway

The NGO2 Bamboo Shoot Foundation in cooperation with the Cambodian Association of Travel Agents (CATA) launched an environmental clean-up campaign to pick up plastic waste along the Tonle Sap Lake in Siem Reap province in order to improve the beauty of the area and increase ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tonle-sap-lake-plastics-pick-effort-underway

Capital updates all waste management service fees

The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration will introduce new solid waste management fees in the capital to ensure the regular flow of operations and in line with current developments in the country. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/capital-updates-all-waste-management-service-fees

NGOs mark World Cleanup Day, bag 8 tonnes of waste

A group of NGOs bagged eight tonnes of rubbish over two days to celebrate World Cleanup Day this year in four provinces. They said the purpose of the event was to urge people to care for the environment and fight climate change by better management ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngos-mark-world-cleanup-day-bag-8-tonnes-waste

City hall stiffens waste rules, but cites progress

Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng has issued official rules for residents to follow when disposing of solid waste and warned of legal action in case of non-compliance. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/city-hall-stiffens-waste-rules-cites-progress

Handle Covid waste properly, or else: Phnom Penh official

Phnom Penh Covid-19 patients under home-based treatment and those who care for them could face legal consequences if they fail to properly dispose of waste to prevent the novel coronavirus from spreading, in a manner outlined in a recent municipal hall instruction. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/handle-covid-waste-properly-or-else-phnom-penh-official

Kandal province to designate landfill area to improve the management of waste

Kandal Provincial Administration plans to designate the Prek Reang Meteorological Area in Prek Reang Village, Teuk Vil Commune, Saang District, Kandal Province for a landfill site and to improve the management of waste and plastic under the World Bank financing project. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50920070/kandal-province-to-designate-landfill-area-to-improve-the-management-of-waste/

Dangkor district getting tough on waste littering

Heang Nhor, deputy head of Dangkor district’s Office of Public Works, Transport, Sanitation, Environment and Public Order, said the district hall had stopped 12 trailers in the first six months of the year and another four in July. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dangkor-district-getting-tough-waste-littering

Ministries, 2 provinces talk waste management

The Ministry of Interior’s General Department of Administration co-chaired a two-day online meeting from August 16-17 with two provincial administrations on identifying locations for landfills, while the Ministry of Environment continues to assist sub-national administrations in procedures to manage urban solid waste. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministries-2-provinces-talk-waste-management

Landfill for K Chhnang town nears completion

The construction of a new landfill on more than 12ha in Kampong Chhnang province will be completed by the end of this year, while the provincial governor expected that the landfill will promote beauty and the environment in the town. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/landfill-k-chhnang-town-nears-completion

Siem Reap plastic waste campaign nets nearly 2,000 bags, NGO says

More than 300 families from fishing communities in Siem Reap province’s Puok district have joined a campaign to collect plastic waste from areas around the Tonle Sap Lake and their houses. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/siem-reap-plastic-waste-campaign-nets-nearly-2000-bags-ngo-says

Nearly 7K tonnes of waste removed from capital’s clogged up canal

The Sewage, Pumping and Treatment Unit under the Phnom Penh municipal Department of Public Works and Transport has cleared the Boeung Tompun canal and collected nearly 7,000 tonnes of various kinds of rubbish.​ ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nearly-7k-tonnes-waste-removed-capitals-clogged-canal

New permanent landfill site, waste transfer station built

Construction of another new waste transfer station is underway to the north of Phnom Penh while a 50ha area to the west in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district is being planned as a new permanent landfill site as part of a strategy to address waste ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-permanent-landfill-site-waste-transter-station-built

Waste management firms plan mobile service app

A meeting was held at Phnom Penh municipal hall discussing the establishment of a phone app for the solid waste management system.​ Phnom Penh municipal deputy governor Huot Hay headed the meeting on February 15 which was attended by representatives from Optistech Co Ltd and ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/waste-management-firms-plan-mobile-service-app

Joint venture gets rubbish duty in north PP

Singapore-based 800 Super Waste Management Pte Ltd, in cooperation with local firm Global Action for Environment Awareness Plc (GAEA), have expanded into Cambodia’s solid waste management sector, the companies said in a January 27 joint media release. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/joint-venture-gets-rubbish-duty-north-pp

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