Executive Tower, Floor #2, #033, Vichea Chen Village, Sangkat Svay Dangkum, Siem Reap-Angkor Cambodia
Based on Invitation
Siem Reap is a popular tourist destination in Cambodia, with the 3 main tourist sites including Angkor archaeological park, ecotourism sites, and the City Centre. However, with a growing population and increasing tourism activities, proper waste management has become crucial to maintain the city's cleanliness, protect the environment, and ensure the well-being of its residents and visitors.
The food and beverage sector plays a key role in Siem Reap's economy and tourism industry, attracting many visitors daily to restaurants, cafes, and other food businesses. As plastic consumption rises with the sector's growth, sustainable alternatives and the commitment from food and beverage sector (F&B) are urgently needed. Plastic waste generated from take-away packaging, customer services and other sources contributes significantly to Siem Reap's waste management challenges.
The ASEAN Municipal Solid Waste Management (AMUSE) project aims to strengthen the competencies of relevant public and private actors to improve municipal waste management and recycling in selected medium-sized tourist cities. In Siem Reap is one of pilot cities which the project supports the development of practical examples for improving municipal solid waste management concepts which are designed according to the principles of sustainability and gender sensitivity. The Concepts are generated as lessons learned and will be shared among the ASEAN member states (AMS).
The purpose of the workshop is to increase awareness solid waste management, plastic reduction in restaurants, cafes, and other food operators. Gathering the suggestions and input from F&B operators on the challenges, solution in reducing single-use plastic in their daily business. The workshop will also highlight the existing local success stories and options for reducing single-use plastic as well as environmentally friendly operations in the F&B sector.
The result of the workshop will be used as input for developing a concept “No Single-Use Plastic by Default”. This initiative will be shared with ASEAN member state and act as show case on how Siem Reap deal with pollution from tourism industry.