Single Use Plastic Bag Charge

Written by on Tue 10th April 2018

With effect from 10th April 2018. Single use plastic bags will be charged at 400 riel

“The goal is to reduce wasteful use of plastic bags”, according to Heng Nareth, Director of the Environment Protection Ministry

It is estimated that around 10 million plastic bags are used in Phnom Penh daily. Researches conducted by the ACRA Foundation estimates that an average urban Cambodian uses more than 2,000 plastic bags every year. This is 10 times higher than average consumption in the European Union and China

Chea Sopheak, the General Manager of Sorya Mall, Phnom Penh said, “We are doing it for the sake of our environment. It’s a starting point to educate people and get customers to take part in this effort to reduce plastic.”

If you are interested in reducing your plastic footprint, check out the work of Plastic Free Cambodia

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