Frequently Asked Questions
Looking for something but can’t see it on our site? There might be a reason, here are some of the common questions we receive, answered here to make it easy for you!
How can we recycle plastic in Cambodia?
All plastic is really bad for our health and environment. So the best choice is to stop using plastic all together, or reuse certain plastics such as lunch boxes. The ways to reuse plastic are available on the page for individuals. In Cambodia there are no recycling plants. There is an informal system of recycling workers, called edjai, who take plastic bottles, cans, cardboard and some other items deemed valuable that they can sell to recycling depots who transport the waste to other countries, like Thailand and Vietnam, where it gets recycled. This local system is the best option, keep these things separate and let the edjai know the place you’ll put it that they can collect from.
Do PFC recycle?
PFC doesn’t recycle but we can help you reduce your consumption through our consulting and education programs.
Where can I take my plastic bags?
Please contact Rehash Trash.
Where do I get the biodegradable cassava bags?
Please order online at Cleanbodia.com.
Where can I refill my drink bottle?
The Refill Not Landfill program have an interactive map on their website.
How can I reduce?
Tips : + Keep all things in one plastic bag. + Get a shopping basket so you don’t need to use plastic bags. + Use refillable water bottle. + Use the chan srak/lunch box. + Don’t use plastic straws.
Who created this campaign?
The PFJ campaign (Plastic Free July) was created in 2011 in Australia. PFC campaign in Cambodia was started by Ms. Sarah Rhodes in Siem Reap in 2015. Since then, we have 3 more places; Phnom Penh, Battambang and Kampot.
What does this campaign do?
The PFC campaign aims for Cambodia to get rid of plastic. We’re doing consulting and education about reducing our use of plastic, to help with waste management, about climate change, environment, health and ecosystems. We are actively involved in, and host, important initiatives and events in communities across Cambodia.
Why did you start this campaign?
Because the PFC campaign can help a lot of the people in Cambodia learn about the amazing environment, know about plastic and its danger to our health. Globally plastic over-consumption has become a critical problem, we want to be involved in the solution.
When did you start this campaign?
The PFC campaign start from 2015 in Cambodia.
How did you start this campaign?
To begin with we ran only the PFJ campaign, then due to demand, we began organising Education & Training, Creating Awareness & Action and Providing Consultation & Advice.
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How does your donation help?
- When you give $10, you offer a reusable bottle to a student.
- When you give $20, you offer a pack of reusable items to a student (one reusable bag, one reusable bottle, one food container).
- When you give $75, you contribute towards a 2 hours workshop to a public school (target = 100 students).
- When you give $100, you contribute towards a day of courses to a public school (target = 100 students).