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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...

Case study: Reducing plastic at Victoria Angkor Resort

Plastic Free Case Study The Challenge Siem Reap is experiencing a rapidly growing tourism industry and the affects of that pressure on environment has become apparent. In order to modernise and meet tourist demands, bottled water was one of the first conveniences to...

My Journey with Plastic Free Cambodia (PFC) by Ming Ho

My Journey with Plastic Free Cambodia (PFC) by Ming Ho

Mission to Cambodia Siem Reap, Cambodia. How did I end up here? Over the years, I volunteered in several different parts of the world from Ghana to Kenya to the Dominican Republic, doing school-building projects and microfinance work, and teaching. While I enjoyed...

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...

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...

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,...

Look out – it’s a giant plastic jellyfish!!

Look out – it’s a giant plastic jellyfish!!

Curbing Entropy The last few months we have had the great pleasure of working with a highly motivated artist who creates sculptures from plastic trash. John Melvin has a huge list of projects under his belt and when he reached out to Plastic Free Cambodia, we wanted...

Opening weekend at ChubMet a green success!

Opening weekend at ChubMet a green success!

When PFC partnered with ChubMet Music and Arts Festival, we were excited to make the first step on this journey, but we were also setting realistic expectations. Why?   This is the first event in Siem Reap to partner with a green organisation and try to create...

PFC aim to take festivals to greener pastures

PFC aim to take festivals to greener pastures

This year we make a very important step. We are invited to partner with ChubMet Music Festival in February 2017, where we will start the process of leading major events to a lower waste, lower mess reality.   The first step is the hardest and the most important,...

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