Babel´s Environmental Initiatives 


  • By replacing plastic straws with reusable Bamboo straws in our restaurant, we save the Cambodian countryside around 13.200 plastic straws every year.

  • By offering free water for refill for our guests we are helping to reduce the number of 4,6 million plastic bottles ending up in the Cambodian countryside MONTHLY as a result of tourism.

  • We have replaced all the plastic bags in Babel with biodegradable bags from Cleanbodia.

  • Our take away boxes and take away cutlery are all biodegradable.

  • We have replaced all plastic-wrapped soap-bars in the rooms with refillable soap dispensers that we refill with Cambodian Eco-friendly soap from Kambio nature.

  • We encourage our guests to cut their use of plastic while traveling by giving simple tips in our information book in all the rooms, and suggesting that they pay a visit to Babel Eco-shop.

  • We encourage our guests to recycle and offer a separate bin for plastic in all the rooms.

  • We recycle our soft plastic to HUSK Cambodia – an amazing project who makes wall for houses out of plastic bottles filled with soft plastic.

  • We recycle plastic bags from guests to Rehash Trash. This wonderful project not only makes great products and cleaning up the environment, they also empower the lives of mothers and their families.

  • We recycle plastic containers and glass jars in our Eco-shop, and provide them for free for our guests who can use them for refill of necessities.

  • We recycle our used newspapers to Babel Eco-shop and Refill Station and Saarti.

  • We arrange regularly garbage-picking events to clean up the streets and raise awareness.

  • We bring our own bags when we go out to buy stuff for Babel.

  • We require our food suppliers to use reusable bags (not plastic) for food deliveries.

  • We minimize our carbon footprint by striving to source everything from room decorations to food and drinks locally.

  • Food waste is given to a local family for the pigs at their farm

  • We donate our used cooking oil to Naga Earth who makes bio diesel of it.

  • We buy bio diesel from Naga Earth to use in our generator.

  • We have an Eco-friendly mosquito trap.

  • We have regularly training and workshops with our staff and Tuk Tuk drivers to learn about the growing problem with litter in Cambodia, and what we can do to reduce our impact – with Naga Earth, Plasticfree Cambodia and here at Babel Guesthouse.