Pollution and waste

Solid waste

Gov’t set to act on plastic waste

The government, civil societies and relevant partners have jointly committed to acting on the plastic waste crisis that is adversely affecting the environment, wildlife and public health. The joint commitment was made on Tuesday during the “Action Against Plastic Waste in Cambodia” forum in the ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-set-act-plastic-waste

Institute unveils project to tackle waste crisis

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) yesterday held a presentation in front of local authorities on a project that aims to tackle the waste crisis Cambodia is facing. ...

Poovenraj Kanagaraj
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50665270/institute-unveils-project-to-tackle-waste-crisis/

Preah Sihanouk province poised to generate power from recycled waste

Chinese-owned Li Yu Heng Cambodia Construction expressed its plan to invest in using recycled waste to generate power for consumption in Preah Sihanouk province. The plan was hatched due to the rising demand for electricity as business and investment activities are growing in the province. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/preah-sihanouk-province-poised-generate-power-recycled-waste

Environment Ministry prepares to ban single-use plastic products

The Environment Ministry is preparing a sub-decree to ban the import and production of single-use plastic products to reduce plastic pollution in the Kingdom. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50659041/environment-ministry-prepares-to-ban-single-use-plastic-products/

Ministry to crack down on littering scourge

The Environment Ministry yesterday warned that it will enforce laws to stop indiscriminate disposal of rubbish, including by fining offenders. Ministry spokesman Neth Pheaktra told reporters at its annual meeting that several laws are already in place to deal with the issue, but they have not ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50657109/ministry-to-crack-down-on-littering-scourge/

PM: Utility bill to be separated

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday ordered that waste collection fees be removed from electricity invoices issued by Cambodian national utility company Electricite du Cambodge (EdC). The decision will take effect from January. The move came a day after the government revoked the business licence ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-utility-bill-be-separated

Governor seeks World Bank’s help to tackle waste woes

Due to the rapid growth of the Kingdom’s coastal city of Sihanoukville, the amount of rubbish being produced daily has skyrocketed from just 100 to 200 tonnes per day in 2015 to a staggering 1,000 tonnes today, prompting Preah Sihanouk’s governor to request World Bank ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50649191/governor-seeks-world-banks-help-to-tackle-waste-woes/

Ministry warns of rise in single-use plastic waste

The Environment Ministry and representatives of European Union member states yesterday reminded people to reduce single-use plastic waste, which make up 20 percent of 10,000 tonnes of garbage produced in the Kingdom daily. The appeal was made at the end of the EU’s Green Weeks campaign ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50648444/ministry-warns-of-rise-in-single-use-plastic-waste-2/

Kandal site considered to replace Dangkor dumpsite

Phnom Penh authorities are looking for sites that can replace the Dangkor landfill on the outskirts of the city, a high-ranking official announced said yesterday. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50644895/kandal-site-considered-to-replace-dangkor-dumpsite/

Cambodia returns all 83 plastic waste-filled containers to countries of origin

Cambodia has returned all 83 plastic waste-filled containers to their countries of origin, the country’s General Department of Customs and Excise (GDCE) said in a statement on Tuesday.​ ...

Mu Xuequan
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-09/18/c_138399358.htm

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50640937/city-hall-looking-for-new-dumpsite/

Firm returns 14 rubbish-filled containers to contries of origin

Chungyuen Plastic Manufacture Co Ltd has returned 14 containers of plastic waste found at the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port last month to their countries of origin. It also paid a one billion riel ($250,000) fine, the General Department of Customs and Excise said on Friday. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/firm-returns-14-rubbish-filled-containers-contries-origin

Sub-decree to regulate plastics in the works, says government

A sub-decree aimed at regulating single-use plastics and foam containers is currently in the works, the Ministry of Environment said on Sunday. Neth Pheaktra, the ministry’s spokesperson, said he could not provide further details as yet while the regulation is being formulated. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sub-decree-regulate-plastics-works-says-government

Rubbish Youths collect 10K cigarette butts at Sihanoukville beach

The “Rubbish Youths” have picked up nearly 10,000 cigarette butts from Sihanoukville’s Ochheuteal Beach over the past two weekends, after launching a campaign to collect one million butts from Cambodia’s coastal areas to keep the beaches clean. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rubbish-youths-collect-10k-cigarette-butts-sihanoukville-beach

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sihanoukville-waste-firm-fined-250k

Ministry holds drive to cut plastic bag use in Siem Reap province

The Environment Ministry on Saturday held a campaign in Siem Reap province as part of its ongoing drive to reduce the use of plastic bags in the Kingdom. Neth Pheaktra, spokesman for the ministry, yesterday said the drive focuses on reducing plastic bag use in the ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50628150/ministry-holds-drive-to-cut-plastic-bag-use-in-siem-reap-province/

Cambodian firm probed over S’ville plastic waste

Kun Nhem the director-general of the General Department of Customs and Excise, said on Sunday that the owner of a Cambodian business is being questioned over the discovery last week of 83 plastic-rubbish filled containers at Sihanoukville Autonomous Port. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodian-firm-probed-over-sville-plastic-waste

Rubbish at S’ville port from US, Canada

The plastic waste found in 83 containers at the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port on Tuesday came from the US and Canada, the Ministry of Environment said. The huge shipment of rubbish weighed some 1,600 tonnes. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rubbish-sville-port-us-canada

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50623834/hun-sen-aims-to-ban-imports-of-non-recyclable-waste/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50614795/city-hall-calls-on-public-for-proper-waste-disposal/

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