March 22, 2017
More than 350 people attended a free screening on March 22, 2017 sponsored by the U.S. Embassy of the award-winning documentary “A Plastic Ocean” to mark World Water Day.
The film examined the harmful impact plastics have had on our oceans and looked at steps people can take to lessen the damage.
“The health of the ocean is not just a global challenge but a local challenge,” Ambassador Heidt said before the film was shown at Aeon Mall in Phnom Penh. “Everyone can do something to make a difference.”
Grace Smith, co-founder of Go Green Cambodia, which organizes trash clean ups and touts recycling, added that small steps go a long way in eliminating plastic from our waterways. “Don’t buy bottled water. Use a refillable bottle. Look at ways to reuse what you already have,” she said.
Before and after the film, information tables on preserving the environment and recycling were set up by the Young Eco Ambassadors, Go Green, and the Community Sanitation and Recycling Organization.