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Cambodia’s 5th Plastic Free July

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

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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Siem Reap takeaway in eco boxes

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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From Plastic Free Cambodia to Plastic Free Somerset

From Plastic Free Cambodia to Plastic Free Somerset

So, I had been working with a UK waste management/recycling/energy recovery business for 9 years. My fantastic boss retired, the role changed and I became fed up with doing the same type of work. There were redundancies so I took the opportunity, feeling that I had to...

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The Story of Plastic Free Cambodia

The Story of Plastic Free Cambodia

How did it all begin…? In June 2014, Sarah Rhodes, an Australia, attended an intensive training program on climate leadership, facilitated by Al Gore, former US Vice President and became part of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps. More inspired than ever and as part...

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Soorsdey Kampot!

Soorsdey Kampot!

Faced with concerns about single-use plastic in her guesthouse in Kampot, Fie began to look for solutions. She first contacted PFC to source metal straws to use for their drinks and for visitors to buy. Fie previously worked in the service industry in her native...

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Kheng's story

Kheng's story

Kheng grew up around 70kms, north of Siem Reap, for his high school he had to move to Siem Reap, where he later went to university to study English literature. His professional career has begun in hospitality learning about customer service and restaurant manager and...

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Safe drinking water in Cambodia

Safe drinking water in Cambodia

A common fear amongst travelers to Cambodia is safe drinking water. Here’s a guide to where you can get drinkable water without using 4.6 million plastic bottles.In Siem Reap, it’s estimated that 4.6 million water bottles are generated by the tourism industry alone,...

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