PFC news and stories

Cambodia’s 5th Plastic Free July

Siem Reap is at the centre of an awakening that is taking over Southeast Asia. Marking the 5th anniversary of Plastic Free July in Cambodia, there is an impressive line up of events scheduled to take place. In 2015, around 80 people crammed into Long’s Bar, a small...

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One Kayaker and 500km of Cambodian Plastic Waste

Cambodia is a beautiful country, but has a side that I have attempted to bring light to. Not because I necessarily want to, but felt I have to. From Laos, I decided to paddle to Vietnam and document the plastic tide down the Mekong.This was my first ever...

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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...

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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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Simple DIY toothpaste recipe

Baking soda/bicarbonate soda, coconut oil, peppermint essential oils and bamboo toothbrushes are all you need for a good dental routine. This is with spirulina powder for calcium, it's green in colour and has an interesting flavour - which you can mask with peppermint...

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How to help while you visit Siem Reap…

We recently collaborated with Two Can Travel to write a post for travellers to Siem Reap. It's full of useful tips on what to pack, how to avoid single-use plastic and which restaurants and cafes to support. We've also discovered some other awesome blogs on this...

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Plastic Free in Southern Laos by Sarah Rhodes

“Charming by Nature” is possibly the most apt tagline for a place, well, this place. I arrived in Pakse, Southern Laos on the 18th of July to commence a project with the Swisscontact team based in Pakse, to promote refillable water bottles and less plastic pollution...

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PFC's passionate intern in Phnom Penh

"I came to Cambodia for 6 months at the beginning of 2018 and I decided to work for Plastic Free Cambodia as their missions make people aware of the incidence of plastic pollution. Indeed, I discovered this beautiful country with great pleasure, but garbage along the...

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Helping with the future of PFC

The chance to volunteer with PFC was found for me by Accounting for International Development (AfID) who send volunteer accountants all round the world to help organisations that have a strong social purpose. On an AfID placement you are often following up the work of...

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Siem Reap takeaway in eco boxes

That box can be composted!Inspired by our friends at Kampot Radio, we've put together this list of great places doing takeaway in biodegradable, natural boxes. Be sure that we'll always encourage you first to take your own lunchbox or chan srak, but we all know those...

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