Excess Baggage

The use of plastic bags is deep rooted in the lives of Cambodians. The bags no longer represent just a simple packaging film, but a sign of the kingdom’s rapidly transitioning society – culturally and economically. Excess Baggage follows the plastic bag’s journey from a wholesale shop on to the streets, at the markets, chab houys, to people’s homes and finally to a landfill.

This report was produced within the framework of the project ‘Reducing plastic bag waste in major cities of Cambodia’ funded by the European Union under the SWITCH-Asia Programme.

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