Dissemination of E-waste management in Cambodia

EcoBatt Energy Cambodia is extremely proud to have organized, in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment,  the first workshop on the “Management of Waste Electrical and Electronic in Cambodia”

During this fruitful event, various speakers from the Ministry of Enviroment and Ecobatt Energy Cambodia exposed the damaging impact of improper e-waste management on human and environmental health. The Ministry also reiterated that the Law (Prakas #447, Sub Decree 16, and Basel Convention) will be gradually but surely enforced.

Mr. Sebastien Ung (Ecobatt Energy Cambodia Brand & Strategy Manager) then offered a series of solutions and remedies to help the country overcome the current e.waste situation with a Green Batteries, regeneration and rejuvenation as well as recycling protocole for most of the debris. 

In addition, according to the topic, e-waste is unwanted electronic items and not worth using including:

– Household items: fridges, microwaves, irons, kettles, hair dryers, vacuum cleaners, electric fans, and TV

– Telecommunication equipment: computers, tablets and accessories, printers, mobile phones and televisions

– Electronic items: power tools, leaf blowers, electric lawn mowers and sewing machines

– Toys, leisure and sporting equipment: handheld video games and consoles, musical equipment, radios, remote control toys and any toys that take batteries.

– Lighting: LEDs and fluorescent lamps…

E-waste contains a list of chemicals that are harmful to both the environment and our health. The toxic chemicals found in e-waste consist of plastics, lead, mercury, cadmium, and arsenic. When e-waste is exposed to heat, those toxic chemicals are released into the air damaging the atmosphere. Those toxic materials can then seep into the groundwater, affecting our land and both sea and land animals.

3 Rs are Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling of resources and products. Reducing means choosing products carefully to reduce waste. Reusing is to make use of any product or parts of it again and again that is reusable. Recycling means using waste to create a new product. To minimize waste effectively, we must focus on the 3 Rs: “Reduce”, “Reuse”, and “Recycle”. 

This dissemination workshop smoothly ended in a remarkable, cordial, and appreciative atmosphere as the conversation brought out the joy of environment sector collaboration and pinpoints our significant roles in contributing to e-waste and electrical equipment management in the Kingdom.

Upholding our missions, EcoBatt Energy Cambodia will continue working hard with the Ministry of Environment guidance and cooperation, as well as facilitating a desirable environment, bolstering public attention, enriching education, and accelerating e-waste and electrical equipment management in Cambodia. We would also like to thank Ms. Sotheavy AT (Think Plastic) for joining & sharing about this event and raising awareness about plastic pollution and encouraging people in Cambodia to be part of the.  Video: https://fb.watch/fpr8hjOL0q/ 

Please enjoy some ​of our activities in the workshop!