The Faculty of Forestry Science of the Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) and the Environmental Education and Recycling Organization (COMPOSTED) co-organized a one-day dissemination seminar on “Municipality Solid Waste Management in Cambodia (MSWM)” .
Phnom Penh, on 29th December 2022, the Faculty of Forestry Science of the Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) and the Environmental Education and Recycling Organization (COMPOSTED) co-organized a one-day dissemination seminar on “Municipality Solid Waste Management in Cambodia (MSWM)” under SWAP project (www.swap-eplus.org), which is co-funded by Erasmus+ Programme. The specific objectives are 1) to be aware of the initial concept of solid waste management, challenges, and environmental impact of SWM to the participants, especially for the young generation, and 2) to disseminate laws and regulations related to solid waste management in Cambodia. The seminar was chaired by Mr. Kim Soben, Dean of the Faculty of Forestry Science and SWAP Project Coordinator, together with Mr. Sam Phalla, Executive Director of COMPOSTED. This awareness-raising event was co-organized by Mrs. Yutha Nida from RUA, Mr. Uch Rithy, Deputy Director of COMPOSTED, and Mr. Sok Pheak, from UHST with participation from students, staff, and lecturers of the Royal University of Agriculture, with a total of 40 participants. The event covered the dissemination of laws and regulations related to solid waste management, the current situation of municipal solid waste management in Cambodia, and the impacts of solid waste management, including the environment, health problems, economy, and municipality. Some challenges and environmental impacts of SWM were raised by participants for the discussion, such as health effects by soil, air, and water pollution, and the impact on the environment was by greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, particularly landfills are not properly sealed, leachate - a liquid pollutant - seeps into groundwater and kills plants and animals). Recommended policy supports and promotes the implementation of the principle of 3R (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) and organizes and manage landfills in Cambodia in order to support and promote the management of landfill in accordance with global technical standards and a sustainable environment.Back