Causes and Challenges
Cambodia lacks adequate waste management infrastructure. Recycling is virtually non-existent. The result of inadequately managed plastic waste is the accumulation of litter in waterways throughout the country. Technical assistance is required to improve environmental governance and establish additional regulatory frameworks.
The Ministry of Environment of Cambodia has issued a number of laws and regulations to combat the causes of pollution by encouraging relevant government’s institutions, private sectors, environmental groups, and local community to take action on plastic waste pollution and micro-plastic contamination.
Ways forward include increasing investment into finding suitable alternatives, capacity building for the private and public sector at every level of government.
3 April 2020
3 April 2020, HCMC, Viet Nam: All supermarkets, trade centres, convenience stories, and bookstores in Ho Chi Minh City are striving to replace plastic bags with environmentally friendly options by the end of this year. This move iread
2 April 2020
Schools and gatherings are being cancelled around the world as a result of the Novel Coronavirus Covid-19 Outbreak. It can be difficult to occupy your children with exciting activities for hours on end, especially when you may alsread
27 March 2020
UNEP is working with the hotel and hospitality sector in South-East Asia to reduce plastic use when they re-open for business after COVID-19. 27 March 2020, Bangkok, Thailand: As the tourism industry faces a crisis in South-East Aread