Fashion brands launch probe into garment waste burning in Cambodia brick factory claims

Cambodian human rights organisation, the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO), is collaring international garment brands sourcing from Cambodia to bear the responsibility for tackling pre-consumer waste "responsibly" and take action to "end and remedify" the harms caused.

The new report ‘Bound by Bricks: An Opportunity to End Debt Bondage and Child Labour in Cambodia’s Brick Factories’ is based on information documented by LICADHO from 21 brick factories across Kandal province and the capital Phnom Penh.

The Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO) is renewing its call for: all actors to immediately free workers from bonded labour; enforce and strengthen child labour laws and; and international garment brands to stop their waste from being burnt in brick kilns, harming the health of workers and their children.

LICADHO claimed that it conducted in-depth interviews apart from having dozens of conversations with 10 workers who highlighted issues related to disposal of pre-consumer waste, debt bondage and low per-brick payments that have been driving children aged as young as nine years old to work in brick factories.

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