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Siem Reap—An army of young volunteers took part in the 4-day Water Falling Festival Plastic Clean-Up in Siem Reap province during which more than 2,000 medium sacks of plastic waste were collected in and around Tonle Sap Lake. 

The 4-day effort, which started on Nov. 28 and ended Sunday, was held on the theme "Clean Community, Clean Tonle Sap, Without Plastic."

 “Water Falling Festival on the Tonle Sap lake is a campaign to push every individual in the communities around the Tonle Sap to be responsible for their plastic trash and reduce plastic [waste],” said Sea Sophal, director of the NGO2 Bamboo Shoot Foundation which is a co-founder of the event with Ocean Recovery Alliance.  

By Trish Hyde and Doug Woodring, Urbanet

In a world reliant on global trade, plastic waste has become toxic. The heady mix of plastic waste, global damage, and national interest has sparked two sparring matches, and another is set to begin. What does it mean and what are the business take-outs?

How it All Started

Western countries have relied on trade under the guise of exporting recyclable resources, when in fact this process was “easy off-shoring” of domestic plastic waste liabilities. As much as 40 per cent of every bale shipped was not able to be recycled in the importing nation, therefore often entering the environment via dumping or toxic, open-flame burning.

By Plastic News

- Published on 08 March, 2019 by Plastic News

Plastic pollution worldwide will double by 2030 unless major changes are made in how plastic waste is managed, according to a new report from the World Wildlife Fund.

The March 5 report, Solving Plastic Pollution Through Accountability, was released a week ahead of a meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly in Kenya, where the impact of plastics will be debated.

WWF urged governments there to negotiate a global treaty on plastic waste, similar to the Montreal Protocol to protect the ozone layer...

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