Coca-Cola and related entities launch “R” project focusing on Education, Activities and Inspiration on Plastic Management in Siem Reap

Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, and Coca-Cola and Cambodia Rural Student Trust joined hands with the launch of “R” project, which focuses on education, activities and inspiration on plastic management, held at Chong Khneas high school and Banteay Srei high school in Siem Reap. This project was presided over by HE Neth Pheaktra, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Environment, HE Im Kouch, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports and Mr. Ros Sophea, Country Legal & PAC Director of the Cambodia Beverage Company Ltd (Coca-Cola) on 26th February 2020.

The “R” project focuses on education, action and inspiration on plastic, as well as promoting well-being, by starting mainstream the knowledge on waste segregation that will provided recycled trash bins to 11 high schools as well as providing 300 pieces of “Plastic Education for Future Leaders” books and 50 environmental banners at the target schools in Siem Reap.

In January 2018, the Coca-Cola Company announced an ambitious goal: to collect and recycle the equivalent of a bottle or can for every one we sell by 2030. This sustainability goal, called “World Without Wastes (WWW)”, shows a renewed focus on the entire packaging life cycle, from how plastic bottles and aluminum cans are designed and manufactured to how they are recycled and reused. Based on this vision, by 2020, the company will launch the first new packaging initiative in Cambodia that uses a 100% recycled technology called “rPET” for our 350 ml Dasani water.

In this occasion, Mr. Ros Sophea, Country Legal PAC Director, said, “Supporting recycled trash bins to Banteay Srei high school and Chong Kneas secondary school today is part of the company’s global vision to promote clean behavior , adopt a good attitude for the segregate waste by practicing it and we expect them to be applied this practice this at home and everywhere.

Together for a Clean Cambodia!

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