Phnom Penh: JICA Senior Program Officer Say Bora affirmed on August 9 that waste management is an important factor in improving behavior. People throw garbage as plastic waste is increasing, especially in Phnom Penh, while the Ministry of Environment is in the process of raising funds from Japan to Support the "Plastic Waste Management" project.
Mr. Say Bora continued that in Phnom Penh, there is a lot of garbage which always clogs the drainage system every year and sometimes causes It was a flood. Proper waste management is important not only for improving the living environment, but also for risk management, such as flood protection. Well.
“In Phnom Penh, we recognize that the existing landfills will be full in the future and the collection service Garbage is insufficient in some areas due to rapid population growth and urbanization, so we think management issues "Waste is an important factor."
According to Bora, there are many factors that can better manage waste.
"We see a lot of rubbish floating on the sewers in the city," he said. We think it requires different approaches, not only to improve the garbage collection service, but also to change the attitude. Of the people as well. ”
Mr. Bora said that in order to participate in the management of plastic waste in Cambodia, a Japanese private company (Gomi Recycle 110) with plastic waste recycling technology is under construction. The plastic waste processing plant, with the support of JICA, is also expected to start operating in Svay Rieng soon.
Earlier this month, Secretary of State for the Ministry of Environment Tin Ponlok chaired a meeting to collect input on drafting a proposal for plastic waste. Request for funding from Japan for the project "Plastic Waste Management" to be implemented on three targets, including Siem Reap, Sihanoukville and Phnom Penh.
The project will run for two years and six months, focusing on a number of activities, including first implementing an economic model to promote consumption and Sustainable production for plastics in Cambodia; and second, prevent and reduce pollution from plastic waste on land and sea by promoting the framework. 4 Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Recovery).
Secretary of State and spokesman for the Ministry of Environment Neth Pheaktra said yesterday that the ministry was currently in the process of seeking funding from Japan. In support of the "Plastic Waste Management" project to implement an economic model aimed at promoting the sustainable use and production of plastics in Cambodia, but he did not specify the details.
However, Mr. Neth Pheaktra once said during the publication of a book on the plastic world that plastic waste is increasing every year, which is a concern One for the world, and by 2050 could reach 34 billion tons. By 2050, there may be more plastic than fish in the sea if no effective prevention measures are taken.
"Plastic waste is a global concern that we all need to work together to reduce the use of plastic products," he said. "Plastics will be recycled, recycled or rejected to use plastic to eliminate plastic pollution, protect the environment and our planet."