Plastic cups runneth over at Cambodia's Rubbish Cafe
Updated : 2019-07-18 10:21:07
About 80 lakh tonnes of plastic make their way to the ocean each year, according to a 2015 report co-authored by environmental campaigner Ocean Conservancy. As Southeast Asia grapples with massive tides of rubbish hitting its beaches, a Cambodian coffee shop owner is looking to build a business out of some of this waste as a way to promote sustainability. Ouk Vanday runs "Rubbish Cafe", a small wooden structure on the outskirts of Phnom Penh reinforced with walls made out of beer and plastic water bottles. The cafe spells its name with dead leaves on its signboard.