Purchasing Plastic Free in Phnom Penh

Purchasing Plastic Free in Phnom Penh

As promised, below is our Google Doc of how we plan to eliminate as much plastic packaging as possible.  Most of it focuses on food stuffs as that is what we consume on a regular basis.  We’re a little stuck on what to do about [soy]milk and some of our pre-packaged staples like lentils/beans, dried fruits/nuts, and spices/salt.  I would love any advice if you know where I can buy the later items in bulk here in Phnom Penh.  As for milk, we’re giving it up for now… that is already proving challenging!

There were some items we could not find alternatives too such as toiletries (shampoo, toothpaste, etc), dish & laundry soap, and toilet paper (we have not embraced the bum gun sadly).  I know that we could make our own shampoos, toothpastes, detergents, etc. but as we both work 50+ hour weeks, we simply don’t have the time. I would like to try this someday however.

I hope that this list might help you in your own plastic reduction attempts and we’re very open to feedback if you have any.


9 thoughts on “Purchasing Plastic Free in Phnom Penh

  1. You rock! I love the site and love the posts. You’re an inspiration for your students, your peers and anyone who’s going to take the well-worth time to read about your thoughtfulness and general caring-ness towards our Earth. I know I’m grateful for your love for our planet…on behalf of ours as well as other generations!
    Thank you for all that you do and especially for your efforts with this. xoxoox

    1. I LOVE your 3 R’s! I must prefer refuse to recycle 😛 Also, I have plans to include you in this blog. But first you must participate in a little experiment of mine. I’ll let you know when we chat next xo.

  2. Milk issues…… Mix powder milk with water, shake and use. The kind we bought at Lucky market (I think) tastes exactly like milk. Thanks

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