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

Anti-plastic campaign hits Tbong Khmum schools

New Minister of Environment Eang Sophalleth has announced the launch of a campaign to reduce the use of plastic bags in schools. He called for the Kingdom’s students to participate in the campaign, for the sake of environmental cleanliness. ...

Sok Raksa

Single-use plastics targeted in schools across Siem Reap

The Cambodia Rural Students Trust (CRST) in cooperation with the Ministries of Environment, and Education, Youth and Sport will implement a plastic bag reduction project initially covering 20 schools in Siem Reap province. Ministry of Environment secretary of state Neth Pheaktra said on Thursday that ...

Voun Dara

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

Ministry campaign tackles plastic

The Ministry of Environment has chosen Battambang as the first province to launch its plastic reduction campaign, to be followed by Siem Reap and Preah Sihanouk. Ministry spokesman Neth Pheaktra told The Post on Wednesday that the ministry has seen improvements in waste management and ...

Voun Dara

Dead Irrawaddy dolphin found on beach

An Irrawaddy dolphin weighing more than 100 kilograms was found dead on Koh Rong Sanloem beach yesterday, with officials blaming plastic bag consumption for its death. Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith said on Facebook that the dolphin likely died many days ago and then was ...

Pech Sotheary

Ministry lauds businesses for cutting down plastic bag usage

The Ministry of Environment yesterday praised local supermarkets and shopping centres for reducing plastic bag usage following legislation passed last year that requires them to charge customers for plastic bags. ...

Chea Vannak

Business leaders urged to curb plastic bag use

Senior Environment Ministry officials have urged owners of big businesses to help cut the use of plastic bags to reduce damage on the environment and people’s health. Tin Ponlok, secretary-general of the ministry’s national council for sustainable development, addressed the problem at a training workshop ...

Pech Sotheary

Plastic bag reduction campaign underway

Eight markets in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap and Preah Sihanouk provinces have started trialing a campaign to reduce the number of plastic bags given to customers. Thol Buntha, a media relations officer for Italian-based NGO Fondazione ACRA, told Khmer Times that the markets, which include ...

Mom Kunthear

Government promotes clean cities in Cambodia

Tourism officials have launched a new initiative called the Eco-Club designed to promote environmental awareness and improve the image of Cambodian cities through better management and disposal of plastic bags. The program aims to recruit Cambodian youth to spread the word and educate the broader community ...

Claim about quantity of city's plastic waste prompts debate

It was supposed to be about supermarkets helping the planet by cutting down on plastic bags, but it turned into a war of words – and a veritable duel of conflicting data – over just how many plastic products Phnom Penh’s population discards each day. On ...

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