Plastic Free Cambodia
- Siem Reap
Plastic Free Cambodia works to minimise plastic usage in Cambodia for a healthy and clean future.
Plastic Free Cambodia is an education and consulting business. Our aim is to raise awareness about plastic pollution and plastic over-consumption.
What do we do? We conduct workshops, trainings and lessons in schools, uni, restaurants, private companies... and consultation for businesses to help them go plastic-free.
We care about our planet and we think that one small action can make a big change.
Today we are a group of volunteers but we are working on a business model to make it more sustainable.
In Siem Reap we also share an office with Cleanbodia.
Cleanbodia is a social enterprise aimed at reducing plastic usage in Cambodia by raising awareness and creating innovative products. As a startup, their current project is the design and distribution of biodegradable plastic bags. In under a year we have over 100 businesses, organizations, and schools across 6 cities that use our products. While their progress is a good start, Cambodia's addiction to plastic is also increasing. They are looking to rapidly increase the number of product offerings and outreach to prospective customers in the next 12 months.
Few countries compare to the extreme usage of plastic in daily Cambodian life, over 50 bags a week....per person! Without the proper infrastructure to regulate the use and disposal of plastic, Cambodia suffers from health, sanitation, and environmental issues related to plastic. Often, the beautiful landscapes and big smiles of the locals are hidden behind mounds of garbage.
Event Co-ordinator (Volunteer Opportunity)