Plastic Free Cambodia (PFC), Siem Reap, Cambodia

Plastic Free Cambodia (PFC) lives by the vision of a clean, tidy and environmentally positive Cambodia. Their mission is to educate about and change the behaviour towards single-use plastics and how this affects the environment. This start-up was founded by Sarah Rhodes in 2015 and is still a small project with the drive to develop and expand. To achieve their goals they run educational workshops and large annual campaigns to raise awareness about the dangers of using plastics and how to dispose of them responsibly. They also run smaller workshops in schools and within the busy Cambodian tourist industry.

 

Sarah is now branching out into business consulting, advising local businesses on how to be eco-friendly and better manage their waste. They buy small plastic-free products from small scale local producers which they sell for income, such as bamboo straws. Their focus is supporting locals wherever possible, however, in Cambodia a lot of products are imported, so some of the biodegradable alternatives are imported by partner businesses. Them selling these products is more about delivery convenience to their customers, with a small percentage supporting PFC. To date they have reached at least 5,500 people through their educational program across Cambodia, primarily in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Battambang. Their key audiences are youth and tourism workers.

 

For more information, visit their website