Siem Reap is at the centre of an awakening that is taking over Southeast Asia. Marking the 5th anniversary of Plastic Free July, Siem Reap is the main hub for events in the region.
In 2015, around 80 people crammed into Long’s Bar, a small local bar who put on ‘green’ cocktails and hosted the first Plastic Free July event in Cambodia. The unprecedented attendance showed that this community was ready to act. This year, the 5th time the event has been run will be a huge milestone, as people from around the region are gaining knowledge and reacting against the plastic pollution that plagues their lives.
There are 4 key events being run in Siem Reap, the place where it all started, however a line-up of events in Phnom Penh will also be happening.
What is Plastic Free July?
Plastic Free July initially began in Australia and now has participants in more than 150 countries getting involved. It’s a dedicated month where you do your best to avoid single-use plastics. What you can’t avoid, you keep, it helps to understand that what we use doesn’t just ‘go away’ when we’re finished with it. Overall the campaign increases awareness of our plastic consumption and helps you to form new habits over the course of the month.
Plastic Free July is a dedicated month where you do your best to avoid single-use plastics.
Plastic Free Southeast Asia who are putting every effort into communicating the effects of plastic pollution in the region are also rallying for events. Each event that takes place in Siem Reap will also have a live Facebook event to ensure that wherever you are you can get on board. Their Facebook page will list Plastic Free July and other related events in the region, so make sure to see what’s on.
Plastic Free July Events in Siem Reap
If you’re in Siem Reap, then get along to one or more of the events listed below, you’ll also have a chance to meet the founder of Plastic Free Southeast Asia, Sarah Rhodes.
Join us at Plastic Free SEA events in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Let’s learn together, support each other, and change our plastic consumption. 🌏
💚 Click on the event pages (below) and choose ‘Going’ or ‘Interested’ to stay up to date on the event details.
💚 Can’t make an event? Join via Facebook LIVE on each of the event days so you can be involved from wherever you are!
💚 Check the Plastic Free SEA events page for more events in Cambodia and around Southeast Asia.
June 30 – Launch party
July 6 – PFJ 5th Anniversary Party
July 14 – Masterclass
July 26 – Be Plastic Free Be Happy Gala https://www.facebook.com/events/601037700404164/
We – the people – have the power to control how much plastic we let into our lives. Let’s make big changes in the Siem Reap community and for our planet together!