Phnom Penh curfew and dining ban lead to rise in plastic waste

A staff member packs food for a customer at a restaurant in Phnom Penh, August 10, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Phnom Penh’s plastic consumption appears to have risen sharply due to the increased demand for take-out packaging and COVID-19 personal protective equipment throughout the capital’s curfew and ban on dine-in eating.