Anti-plastic bottle initiative for tourists, Siem Reap.

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Anti-plastic bottle initiative for tourists, Siem Reap.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:47 pm

Refill NOT Landfill - A campaign to reduce tourism created plastic waste in Cambodia
Oct 8, 2016

Refill Not Landfill campaigning to turn Cambodia’s plastic mountains into molehills

Taking a lead on dealing with plastic waste in Cambodia, more than 40 members of Siem Reap’s hospitality and tourism industries and development sector have launched #ReFill Not Landfill, a campaign aimed at revolutionising the way water is consumed by tourists in Cambodia and thus spurring a transformation of the kingdoms’s landscape.

At the foot of Angkor Wat — one of the most famous and increasingly popular tourist sites in the world — this informal consortium has come together to replace one-use-only plastic water bottles with reusable aluminium bottles refillable at designated venues across the city. The ultimate goal of ReFill Not Landfill is to substantially reduce the amount of plastic waste produced in the Kingdom, and even change its entire landscape.

In Siem Reap, participating hotels, cafés and restaurants, attractions, tour operators and NGOs will issue their branded bottles to guests and clients in the manner they see fit, and they all have the option to brand them as they choose, meaning Refill Not Landfill can really become part of their identity. The back of the bottles feature the names of all of the free-of-charge water refill locations across the city helping visitors to find them with ease...
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/refill-l ... ic-de-boer
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Post by bolueeleh » Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:42 pm

this is a total waste of time, i read an article before, the majority of human beings is lazy and if we want change we need to do it at the industrial level, companies need to come up with a new sustainable, environment and cost friendly product, so that all the lazy bastards like us can save the earth without doing anything else
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:44 pm

Happy to say that CEOCambodiaNews informed readers about the "Refill not Landfill" effort to limit plastic waste from water bottles almost two months ago. But it's great to see the other EL news sources are now spreading the word about the Siem Reap campaign to limit the number of plastic water bottles used (and discarded) by tourists.
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/siem ... it-121456/

Seriously, there would be a greater impact if the major tour operators would get on board with the idea of reusable water bottles. A tough sell for the Asians perhaps, but they'd get used to it if everyone was doing the same. The western tourists would probably be more than happy about the idea of being eco-friendly tourists.
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Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:25 am

Why are they aiming this at foreign tourists and not the locals who use 20 times (900/year) more plastic bags and bottles than people from China or the EU?
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Post by Anchor Moy » Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:06 am

Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:Why are they aiming this at foreign tourists and not the locals who use 20 times (900/year) more plastic bags and bottles than people from China or the EU?
AFAIK it's because it's a local attempt by Siem Reap expats in the tourism industry to do their bit toward reducing plastic water bottles. They are just trying to clean up their own act, which is fair enough. Perhaps this will inspire the locals ? :mrgreen:
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Post by Duncan » Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:24 am

I don't believe that plastic bottles end up in the rubbish dump. Usually they are the first thing that the ejai pick up for recycling.
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Re: Anti-plastic bottle initiative for tourists, Siem Reap.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:37 am

PHNOM PENH, 15 August 2017: Journeys Within, a US-based tour company, has introduced a video illustrating a day in the life of a reusable water bottle in the hands of a traveller visiting Siem Reap, Cambodia.

It illustrates the ‘Refill Not Landfill’ campaign, which aims to cut down on millions of single-use plastic water bottles discarded in Cambodia annually.
Tour companies are encouraged to offer reusable aluminium bottles and refill stations as an alternative.

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