Resources

Intro

Here you will find links to great organisations, recipes for natural products, stats and info about plastics, pollution and solutions in Cambodia, and Taylor Swift’s personal phone number.  Or not.

Check out our fancy-pants Eco Calculators to see how each of our actions add up…both financially and in impact!  Feel free to suggest a calculation that might be appropriate for your business sector, we’ll happily try to knock one up for you!

Here’s a collection of Environmental Videos to help you illustrate the problem with single use plastics and environmental protection in general.  Please help yourself but be sure to credit the appropriate agencies and give credit where it’s due!

cambodia recycling info

Here you’ll find a file with Recycling Contacts across Cambodia.  People and orgs that can use your trash, as well as more traditional contact.  Please drop us a line if you’d like to make a correction, add or update your favorite contact.  Go forth and recycle!

Cambodia Eco Friendly eats

Here is a community-driven list of Cambodian Hotels and Restaurants and what they’re doing to help our One Planet.  Please drop a message to add your favorite place or update the list with new info!  The intention is to celebrate the people doing good things, so let’s keep it positive and honest, folks!

FAQs

I can’t get a definitive answer on 1) if styrofoam is really recyclable or not, and 2) if it just isn’t recycled due to high cost and food contamination.  I’ve read that CLEAN Styrofoam can be recycled, and there may be 1 or 2 places in the US that MIGHT take it…hard to get detailed info on this.   And there have been rumours that someone in Cambodia was recycling it, but that has since been confirmed as untrue.  In the articles below you’ll see that NY state has made a statement that Styrofoam is indeed UNrecyclable (or does that mean not practically recycled??)  I’ve read some articles that say it CAN be, but it’s cheaper to make new product than to recycle it…and that video by the 13 year old boy who ‘discovered’ that it can be recycled into bio-diesel?  From what I can tell, the oil product produced via his method would be worth its weight in gold due to the extremely high energy consumption in the process.  Because I do try to give a balanced view – Styrofoam has 3 positive attributes:  it’s very lightweight, cheap and doesn’t consume as much energy to make as say, cardboard products.  But in my humble opinion, these 3 factors (economic) should not EVER outweigh the dangers to human health, and to our planet.  The negative attributes far outweigh the economic advantages, and this product should be banned from ALL contact with food at the very least!  Here’s some articles to get you started… 

Here’s some info about silicone.  If you still have questions, please contact us and we’ll do our best to answer your questions!

Check out our recycling resource page here.  If you’d like to add a resource, or update any of the details, please drop us a line…things are changing rapidly in this space and it’s hard to keep up!  Please do contribute to make this a helpful resource for everyone in Cambodia…. 

Join in some of the many events surrounding the topic in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap – become a member of the PFSEAA Plastic Fighters, join the GoGreen Facebook Group.  Information is widely available at all of these places, and your attendance, input, ideas and contributions are very much appreciated.  Talk to us at any of these places to get, or give your thoughts and advice on the topic!

TALK to the stores, restaurants and hotels that you visit and REFUSE plastic whenever you possibly can.  Express your concerns and your desire for options…and support the places that DO make the efforts.  In short, vote with your dollars…

There are MANY little things that F&Bs can do to reduce their single-use plastic, and work towards reducing their environmental impact.  We’re working on a guide, but in the meantime, here’s one from ASSET that might be helpful….

Local Eco Organisations

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Plastic Free CAmbodia

Plastic Free Cambodia – Based in Siem Reap, PFC offers education, training and consultancy about ways to make your home or business more environmentally friendly.  They also organize Plastic Free July to help raise awareness. They are awesome.
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GoGreen Cambodia

GoGreen Cambodia  – A volunteer organisation in Phnom Penh that advocates for improved waste collection in the capital via it’s innovative app that records problem areas as well as gives a happy face for areas that are in good shape.  Co-hosts for the annual World Clean Up Day too…