We are all facing a huge problem worldwide and that is the amount of single use plastic that we continue to produce, consume and dispose of; without substantial change in our habits we will continue to poison the planet, destroy the oceans and damage our general health and well being.
One of the highest number of single use plastics are water bottles and in a country without clean drinking water ‘on tap’ this problem is even more accute; the tourism industry in these countries is responsible for a large volume of such bottles, in Cambodia alone tourism produces 4.6 million plastic water bottles monthly.
In Siem Reap, which is the gateway town for the incredible Temples of Angkor a group of tourism operators are leading the way; they no longer offer their guests plastic bottles of water, but instead give each guest a refillable and reusable metal water bottle that can be refilled (for free) from an ever growing number of refill points around the town, and also across Cambodia.
This environment loving initiative is called ‘Refill not Landfill’ and is gaining momentum in Cambodia and also from other South East Asian countries who wish to get involved. Please let us introduce you to 5 luxury tourism operators in Siem Reap that love the environment; each are at the forefront of this exciting movement, whilst at the same time continue to offer their discerning guests the best in luxury travel, customer service and facilities.