Promoting Environmental Awareness and Proper Waste Management Among Cambodian Youth

21 November 2023
Cambodian Youth Ambassadors visit Cambodian Education and Waste Management (COMPED)
Cambodian Youth Ambassadors visit Cambodian Education and Waste Management (COMPED)

The 3R Youth Ambassador initiative continues to make progress in Cambodia. Nine students from the New Generation School – Preah Sisowath High School had the opportunity to visit the Cambodian Education and Waste Management (COMPED) organization. The purpose of their visit was to gain a deeper understanding of the significance of proper solid waste management practices. Mr. Kimheng Chau, the representative from COMPED, delivered a concise lecture on the principles of 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), emphasizing the importance of adopting these practices and highlighting the detrimental impact of plastics on the environment, including microplastics. During the visit, the students were shown the facility where non-recyclable plastics are collected, dried, compressed and prepared to be used as alternative fuel for the production process of cement.

Taking place on 21 November 2023, this visit marks the beginning of a new chapter in the 3R Youth Ambassador program, as new ambassadors have joined the effort to promote the adoption of 3R habits among the Khmer people. Moving forward, the young generation can look forward to engaging in similar activities aimed at reinforcing their knowledge of solid waste management and harnessing the power of youth to make a positive impact. The 3R Youth Ambassador activity in Cambodia is supported by GIZ through the regional project “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle to Protect the Marine Environment and Coral Reefs”, financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

November 21, 2023

Cambodian Education and Waste Management Organization (COMPED), Phnom Penh

Contact Person
Soklin Meng