Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 12 Responsible consumption and production

250 community representatives participate in Sustainable Consumption and Production awareness campaign

Recently, approximately 250 community representatives, with women comprising 80% of the attendees, gathered at Sunway Hotel in Phnom Penh for the Sustainable Consumption and Production awareness campaign. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Ministry drafting urban solid waste management policy

The financial policy committee of the Ministry of Economy and Finance is drafting the “Urban Solid Waste Management 2019-2028” policy to address waste management in Phnom Penh. Once approved, it will protect public health and the environment. Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth, who ...

Voun Dara

City Hall looking for new dumpsite

City Hall is conducting a feasibility study into having another dumpsite to reduce the burden at the current one in Dangkor district which will be completely filled within two years. City Hall spokesman Met Measpheakdey yesterday said a technical working group is looking for a suitable ...

Khuon Narim

Sihanoukville waste firm fined $250K

Chugyuen Plastic Manufacture Co Ltd has been ordered to return 83 containers filled with plastic waste found at Sihanoukville port to their countries of origin. The company has been fined more than one billion riel ($250,000) for illegally importing the waste. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Hun Sen aims to ban imports of non-recyclable waste

Cambodia could soon become the next Asian country to reject the importation of rubbish from overseas, despite suggestions from the private sector that Cambodia could burn waste to produce electricity. According to The Guardian, China’s ban on foreign waste last year left developed nations struggling to ...

Ben Sokhean

City Hall calls on public for proper waste disposal

City Hall has instructed the public, including business owners, to dispose of garbage in a timely manner in accordance with the schedule set by authorities, as well as to pack dangerous waste in a red bag to aid garbage collectors. Phnom Penh Governor Khuong Sreng ...

Pech Sotheary

Government urged to tackle waste

With rapid growth in its economy and population, the Cambodian government was urged on Wednesday to recycle and reduce as it faces a growing volume of municipal and industrial waste. The call came from the country director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Nick ...

Mech Dara

Waste production continues to rise

The Ministries of Environment and Tourism have reiterated calls for factories, restaurants and markets to properly handle waste disposal as the amount produced in the Kingdom continues to grow.   ...

Pech Sotheary

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