Plastic Free Cambodia is working to reduce the use of single-use plastics in order to create a healthier community and environment.

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What we do…

Education & Training

Do you want to manage your waste better? Our key focus is on reducing plastic consumption. Workshops and training help your school, hotel, restaurant, NGO or company reduce consumption and manage waste and understand about climate change, environmental health and ecosystems. The sessions are great for encouraging team work and problem solving. Find out more.

Awareness & Action

We are actively involved in a host of important initiatives and events in communities across Cambodia. We also run our own community awareness programs and campaigns such as Plastic Free July that aims to reduce plastic waste by businesses and individuals. You can take action too – learn about PFC’s ambassadors program.

Consultancy & Advice

Want some help to reduce plastic at your workplace? We can help you find solutions that reduce plastic usage and improve the way your business manages its waste. Want reusable or biodegradable alternatives to plastic? We can help to connect you to suitable suppliers or manage your order for you. Find out more.

About Us

Why we do what we do

  • Plastic never goes away. Ever.
    Every piece of plastic that we have created is still here on earth in one form or another.
  • Plastic waste affects fish, sea creatures, birds and other wildlife.
    Eating plastic waste is harmful for fish and marine animals, it could also be harmful for you when you eat fish and seafood!
  • Plastic is dangerous to our health.
    Plastic bottles and polystyrene/styrofoam containers contain chemicals that are known to cause cancer. Most of us have heavy industrial chemicals in our bloodstream because of the plastic we use every day.
  • Plastic pollution is a major contributor to climate change.
    In Cambodia the affects of climate change are felt intensely. Plastic is a significant part of the problem we can see and address in our daily lives.

How PFC began

In 2014, founder Sarah Rhodes moved to Cambodia from Australia. Having recently joined the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, and getting accustomed to living in Siem Reap, it wasn’t long before Sarah realised that plastic was the area to start action on. Leveraging the Plastic Free July campaign (started in Australia in 2011), the first PFJ Cambodia challenge took place in 2015 in Siem Reap.
Since then and with a huge number of supporters and collaborators along the way, Plastic Free Cambodia is making a real impact. Awareness of the issue is increasing, people’s attitudes are slowly beginning to change. The task ahead is huge but one that we can face together.
The full story is available on our blog and if you want to fight plastic wherever you are, we’re happy to help, just contact us.

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Want to go Plastic Free?

Jump in, we’re here to help! Become a PFC Plastic Fighter and receive advice and support to go plastic free and be a leader in your community!

Myanmar hotel chooses planet over plastic

On the 4th and 5th of August (2018), 16 people from Inle Princess Resort sat around a table with Sarah from PFC and discussed plastic issues and analysing what they could do to better protect the incredible lake outside their door. Inle Princess nestles in a small...

Who are the real plastic polluters? Asia Vs the West. (and what you can do about it?)

by Sarah Rhodes As an Australian living in Asia, I often feel conflicted over the plastic pollution issue. Constantly questioning (and being questioned) about why it’s so messy here, where the plastic comes from and why there isn’t any recycling. So I want to draw a...

Plastic-free Kitchen Tips at Home or Restaurants

We’re often asked how it’s possible to do shopping without plastic, whether that’s for your home kitchen or your restaurant/hotel, we would like to share some tips on how to do this. One of the most inspiring restaurants we work with have been plastic free in their...

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Two participants of the PFJ Challenge in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Plastic Free July Challenge

Join up!
Give up plastic for one month! It’s easy!
Rule 1 Follow the 5 R’s: Respect, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Rule 2 Keep your plastic waste in a separate bin and count what you use week after week!
Rule 3 Share your stories on our PFC Facebook page!
Why Plastic Free July?
It began Australia in 2011 and in Cambodia in 2015! In 2017, over 1,000,000 people from 159 countries joined the challenge!
Organize a plastic free challenge at home, school, work… Challenge your friends, colleagues, family, neighbours… Let’s do this together!

Two participants of the PFJ Challenge in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

PFC Green Label

PFC has developed an eco-label, specifically for cutting out single-use plastics that will reward the businesses that are reducing disposable plastic use. PFC consultants will help your business to reduce all the plastic packaging coming from your suppliers, the market, staff etc.
Be recognised for the great work you do in reducing plastics in your place of work, or get help to implement those changes you’ve been meaning to make. Create a healthy workplace and be proud of it. Especially for restaurants and hotels, appealing for tourists and beneficial for all of your customers and your staff too! Read about all of our services here.
Be part of a green, clean, waste-free future!

ChubMet Music Festival 2017

Ambassador program is here!

Want to do something in your community, but need some help to get started? We’ve got some great guides and ideas just for you! Sign up to be part of a global community get ready to fight plastic wherever you are!