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Caring for the environment

Caring for the environment

 

caring for the environment during plastic free July, cleaning the city of Siem Reap caring for the environment during plastic free July, cleaning the city of Siem Reap

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During this summer, Artisans Angkor was really pleased to join two environment‐friendly actions.
In July, we took part in Plastic Free July (PFJ), an initiative started three years ago in Australia, which has then expanded in 70 countries. PFJ brings awareness on how much plastic is used in daily life, and encourages people to stop using single‐use plastic items. In that respect, every July, participants are asked to refrain from using too many plastic bags, straws, and bottles; in addition to this, they are requested to keep and collect the plastic items they used during the month.
Several volunteers from Artisans Angkor took part in the 4th edition of PFJ by collecting their plastic trash and by bringing it to a general gathering at the end of the month. Besides realizing how much plastic people actually consume in a month, it was great to learn more about PFJ’s partnerships with environmental NGOs such as Rehash Trash that makes rugs, bags or even hats out of used plastic bags.
In August, we got involved in the first edition of the Cleaning day organized by Siem Reap municipality. With many other local organizations, we took part in this big event which consisted in collecting rubbish in the streets. This Cleaning Day aimed not only at removing trash from sidewalks, but also at raising awareness on the important issue of littering.
We are proud to contribute to such environment‐friendly actions!

 

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