Pollution and waste

Solid waste

Rubbish services rated better by city residents

At the beginning of 2021, three waste collection companies – Mizuda Sanitation Cambodia Co Ltd, Cintri Cambodia, and 800 Super-GAEA (Cambodia) Co Ltd – signed contracts with the Phnom Penh Municipal Administration and began operating in their respective areas. As of November, the three firms ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rubbish-services-rated-better-city-residents

Ministry: 36% of waste dumped outside of landfills

A senior official of the Ministry of Environment said that the management of solid waste in public places remained a challenge. He implored the public to avail themselves of waste management services, warning that 36 per cent of garbage was still being dumped outside of ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-36-waste-dumped-outside-landfills

Plastic clean-up event set for Kratie

“One Step No Plastic” — an environmental campaign initiated by All Dream Cambodia and TosYerng aiming for a plastic waste-free Cambodia — will kick off in Kratie province on September 17. ...

The Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/plastic-clean-event-set-kratie

Government doles out around eight billion riels to clean up cities

Ministry of Environment secretary of state and spokesman Neth Pheaktra said that the Royal Government spent around eight billion riels (approx. $1,944,106) in a year to clean up 28 cities throughout the country. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501142245/government-doles-out-around-eight-billion-riels-to-clean-up-cities/

Youth group campaigns for refusal of plastics use

The Youth Resource Development Program (YRDP) launched a 4Rs campaign – Refuse, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle – with the slogan “refusal to use plastics starts with you” to urge youths and others to reduce their plastic use, which they believe is harmful to the health ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/youth-group-campaigns-refusal-plastics-use

Japan donates 10 rubbish trucks to ministry for use in 11 towns, districts

The government of Japan has donated 10 new bin lorries to the Ministry of Environment, which has added an additional five trucks. The fifteen sanitation support vehicles will be distributed to several provinces in order to expand waste collection services. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-donates-10-rubbish-trucks-ministry-use-11-towns-districts

Waste collection fee defaulters to be ‘shamed’

People not paying for solid waste management services face being publicly humiliated warned the Phnom Penh municipal government yesterday, adding that the new waste collection fee list was introduced in November 2021, but many residents and businesses have failed to implement it. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501095722/waste-collection-fee-defaulters-to-be-shamed/

Phnom Penh late waste service fees due June 15

The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration has reminded residents and business owners who have failed to pay for their rubbish and solid waste collection service fees that they must settle the bills by June 15, or risk additional penalties including a record of unpaid debt and ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/phnom-penh-late-waste-service-fees-due-june-15

Koh Kong ‘plastic-free’ campaign underway

Koh Kong provincial authorities have chosen four key locations where they will erect billboards explaining the idea of “Plastic-free Zones” to educate the public on the prevention and reduction of plastic use. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-plastic-free-campaign-underway

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

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