Cambodians To Take Part in World Cleanup Day 2018 Celebration

Cambodians will join other 380 million people in 150 countries or 5 percent of the total world population to clean up their workplace, educational establishments and the public areas on the occasion of the World Cleanup Day 2018 to be celebrated on Sept. 15, according to the Ministry of Environment.

Currently, there are some 4,000 million tons of waste on earth, of which more than 8 million tons of plastic waste are binned to the oceans annually, it pointed out.

For Cambodia, it added, about 1.42 million tons of waste were littered last year and 60 percent of which was mismanaged, especially plastic waste that accounted for 15.74 percent.

Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has so far encouraged all his compatriots to reduce and manage the waste well.

According to an online source, World Cleanup Day harnesses the power of everyday people to achieve incredible things by joining together. Its beauty lies in cooperation and collaboration: building bridges between disparate communities, and including all levels of society � from citizens, to business, to government.

This was the beginning of a global bottom-up civic movement, Let's Do It! World, which has spread like wildfire around the globe. The movement has grown to be the biggest of its kind in the world � uniting people from all corners of the planet to work together in cleaning the world of trash.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press