On 31 July 2019, the Southern Laos Marketing Taskforce (MTF) had a media event in Pakse to celebrate the success of the campaign’s pilot phase.
Mrs. Mala Chanthalam
Deputy Director of the Champasak Department of Information, Culture and Tourism
Back in 2018, the MTF launched a partnership with Refill Not Landfill, an organization based in Siem Reap, to raise awareness about Laos’ growing plastic problem.
Mr. Thouy Phetsavanh
President of the Hotel and Restaurant Association (CHRA) in Southern Laos
The initiative began with a series of Plastic-free Southern Laos campaigns throughout Champasak province. Tourism-related business also showed support by setting up free refill stations and selling reusable aluminum bottles.
Dean from Refill Not Landfill Cambodia
Currently, there are 27 refill stations in Champasak province. These can be located by scanning the QR code on the Southern Laos-branded reusable aluminum bottles, www.southern-laos.com, Refill Not Landfill website, or the RefillMyBottle mobile app.