Pollution and waste

Solid waste

Cambodia’s plastic bag imports down 74.6 pct in Q1

Cambodia has reported a significant decline in the imports of plastic bags in the first quarter of 2024, thanks to an ongoing plastics-free campaign, said the Environment Ministry’s news release on April 10, 2024. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501471189/cambodias-plastic-bag-imports-down-74-6-pct-in-q1/

Solid waste management in rural Cambodia

A study has been conducted into solid waste management in rural areas, with a White Paper released detailing obstacles and recommendations to overcome them. ...

Meas Molika
https://kiripost.com/stories/solid-waste-management-in-rural-cambodia

ADB, MPWT build $6.28 million landfill project in Battambang

The Asia Development Bank (ADB) in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) has successfully built a 20-hectare controlled landfill in Battambang province, aiming to serve 126,000 people in the community with the capacity to remove 100 tonnes of trash daily for ...

Nheng Chamrong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501404698/adb-mpwt-build-6-28-million-landfill-project-in-battambang/

ADB, MPWT build $6.28 million landfill project in Battambang

The Asia Development Bank (ADB) in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) has successfully built a 20-hectare controlled landfill in Battambang province, aiming to serve 126,000 people in the community with the capacity to remove 100 tonnes of trash daily for ...

Nhean Chamrong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501404698/adb-mpwt-build-6-28-million-landfill-project-in-battambang/

‘Zero-plastic’ campaign set for all schools across nation

The Council of Ministers has suggested that the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport integrate the “Today I will not use plastic” campaign into all of the schools across the country, from the 2023-2024 academic year onwards. ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/zero-plastic-campaign-set-all-schools-across-nation

Waste management project takes shape

The Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with the World Bank, is poised to launch a project aimed at managing solid and plastic waste in five provinces in the near future. Discussions are underway to expedite the project’s implementation. ...

Bor Pich Zelin
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/waste-management-project-takes-shape

Ministry collaborates for cleaner Cambodia

The Ministry of Environment and the Asia Foundation are committed to strengthening solid waste management and ensuring a clean, sanitary, and comfortable environment in Cambodia through fostering community clean-up initiatives and cooperation on solid waste management. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501365609/ministry-collaborates-for-cleaner-cambodia/

Cambodia will host the 6th World Clean Day under the theme “Together for a river without garbage”

The National Committee for Clean City Evaluation has announced that Cambodia will hold the 6th World Clean Day from September 16–17, 2023, at Chroy Changva near Sokha Hotel, Phnom Penh, under the theme “Together for a River without Garbage.” ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501360491/cambodia-will-host-the-6th-world-clean-day-under-the-theme-together-for-a-river-without-garbage/

Ministry of Environment and Battambang Province launch urban solid waste management system testing

The Ministry of Environment, in cooperation with the Battambang Provincial Administration, announces the launch of a trial of the urban solid waste management system (NSWM-PLATFORM) in the national nursery system of the Battambang Municipal Administration in order to strengthen solid waste management in accordance with ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501339847/ministry-of-environment-and-battambang-province-launch-urban-solid-waste-management-system-testing/

PP’s garbage collection increases

Phnom Penh City Hall Authority said that the collection and transportation of garbage in Phnom Penh per day amounted to more than 3,700 tonnes,  an increase of a 1,000 tonnes of waste compared to 2020-21. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501316685/pps-garbage-collection-increases/

ADB-backed new Kampong Thom trash facility inaugurated

The Tonle Sap Basin is now home to a new $4 million landfill. This crucial addition, part of the Second Urban Environment Management project, is set to enhance sanitation and environmental management services around the lake, part of which is located in Kampong Thom province. ...

Bor Pich Zelin
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/adb-backed-new-kampong-thom-trash-facility-inaugurated

New landfill for Kampong Thom officially inaugurated

More than $4 million worth of landfills in Kampong Thom province were officially inaugurated on Monday to help improve sanitation and environmental management services around Tonle Sap Lake. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501314371/new-landfill-for-kampong-thom-officially-inaugurated/

Plastic control key for Cambodia to create circular economy

Cambodia is about to embark on a major journey to control plastic waste with the avowed purpose of enabling sustainable development and the creation of a circular economy (CE) that can help achieve the country’s 2050 twin targets of becoming carbon neutral as well as ...

Manoj Mathew
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501306321/plastic-control-key-for-cambodia-to-create-circular-economy/

Cambodian delegation attends South Korean Green network conference

Cambodia calls on South Korea to expand bilateral cooperation, including private investment in waste management and recycling, carbon credit projects, green financing and human resource development. ...

Sok Raksa
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodian-delegation-attends-south-korean-green-network-conference

Fantastic plastic: NGO’s inaugural recycling competition held in Kandal

The Wonders of the Mekong project, an NGO working to ensure a healthy Mekong River, on May 4 organised their first “Plastic Recycling Competition 2023” competition to celebrate Earth Day this year. Groups of high school students from Kandal province took part as contestants in the ...

Sok Raksa
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fantastic-plastic-ngos-inaugural-recycling-competition-held-kandal

NGO seeks exchange of plastic waste from Tonle Sap Lake for rice

The BambooShoot Foundation is looking for companies, philanthropists or business associations that will exchange more than 10 tonnes of plastic waste from the Tonle Sap Lake for 3.5 tonnes of rice. The NGO wants to use the rice to reward the 350 families from Peam ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngo-seeks-exchange-plastic-waste-tonle-sap-lake-rice

Battambang town opens new landfill

A nearly 21ha landfill in Ta Kream commune’s Poi Svay village of Battambang province’s Banan district was inaugurated on March 20 as part of the second “Urban Environment Management in the Tonle Sap Basin” project, which is being funded through a loan from the Asian ...

Yuth Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/battambang-town-opens-new-landfill

Battambang province gets new landfill facility

The province’s new landfill site was built on a total area of 20.80 hectares in Paoy Svay village, Ta Kream commune, Banan district. It has four pits to store garbage, a waste treatment plant, a warehouse to store hazardous waste, and several residential buildings. ...

Sem Brakdav
https://cambodianess.com/article/battambang-province-gets-new-landfill-facility

ASEAN launches river project

The ASEAN integrated river basin management (IRBM) project was launched in Manila, Philippines, to develop practical and innovative ways for communities, industries and governments to work together to revitalise the rivers of Southeast Asia. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/asean-launches-river-project

Seven tonnes of ‘e-waste’ prepped for export to foreign recycling plants

In the past four years, Ecobatt-Energy Cambodia has collected more than 7 tonnes of hazardous electronic waste, including batteries and accumulators, for export abroad. The Kingdom does not have the facilities to recycle these products. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/seven-tonnes-e-waste-prepped-export-foreign-recycling-plants

Siem Reap hosts APAC recycling meet

Minister of Environment Say Samal urged countries in the region and across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) to work together globally to address waste, especially plastic, effectively and to initiate the transfer of advanced technology to less developed nations to jointly address the issues. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/siem-reap-hosts-apac-recycling-meet

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