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!
Want to volunteer?
All information on current positions are on the DIY page.
Doing a research assignment?
Please start here, unfortunately we don’t have time to respond to each individual request so we do our best to provide information here on the site to get you started on your research. Please read it.
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. See more on the DIY page.
Who created this campaign?
The PFJ campaign (Plastic Free July) was created in 2011 in Australia. PFC in Cambodia was started by Sarah Rhodes in Siem Reap in 2015. Since then, we have 3 more places; Phnom Penh, Battambang and Kampot and are now doing consultations with organisations and businesses throughout Southeast Asia.
What does this campaign do?
The PFC aims for Cambodia to get rid of plastic. We do consulting and education about reducing 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 PFC?
Because PFC can help a lot of the people in Cambodia learn about our amazing planet and environment and 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?
PFC started in 2015 in Cambodia. We’ve now worked in various locations throughout the region.
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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Want to help?
- As a start up business, we are grateful for any financial support you want to give!
- Do it yourself! This mission takes all of us, check out the DIY page for tips on how to start your plastic free life.
- Book us! By using our services you are making a positive difference for your place and supporting our work.