All used product eventually end up in the landfill or even worse; to the ocean. Wondering how to reduce your waste and begin your zero waste journey? Imagine buying food and products completely free of individual packaging and avoiding disposable items. It’s never too late to live consciously. Here are some companies in Malaysia that promote sustainable living. Support them, enjoy them, hear their stories – it’s important.
Frangipani was founded simply to make it easier for people to begin their journey towards zero waste. They do this by providing high quality products made to last and shipping them with sustainable packaging materials. All of their products ranging from shampoo to toothpaste are plastic-free, palm-oil free, natural and organic. Hence this online store gives everyone the opportunity to have access to the zero waste experience in the comfort of your own desk.
BYOB stands for Bring Your Own Bottle, a concept detergent store that is promoting the 3R concepts (Reuse, Recycle and Reduce). Every household need detergents, be it for your floor, clothes, kitchen, stove, and so many more. At BYOB, you are given the chance to stop paying for plastic, bring your own bottles to our store and refill them with our household detergents. It’s a great way to save mother nature and the best part of this whole idea – you get to save some money too!
BYOB, 15, SS20/11, Damansara Kim, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, +60122455480, www.byob.com.my
Have you ever wanted to learn the art of papermaking from paper scraps! Say goodbye to paper scraps! Say hello to beautiful recycled paper! Happydoory organizes workshops on how to make recycled papers and they have plenty of opportunities for shopping too.
Happydoory, Facebook Page
The Hive aims to get you to the next level i.e. zero waste living, by selling organic food and vegan products by weight. They also sell whole foods like seeds, nuts, grains, cereals, legumes, dried fruits, seasoning, spices, coffee, tea, spreads and vinegar (the jar can be returned for reuse); personal care products like bamboo toothbrushes and reusable sanitary pads; household products like stainless steel straws, biodegradable laundry powder and homemade natural cleaners; as well as bags and wheat free dog treats.
The Hive Bulk Foods 92A, Lorong Maarof, Bangsar Park, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,+60176804221, www.thehivebulkfoods.com
Tiny tapir is your best eco-friendly partner for quality eco baby items to the market. They are the pioneers of the cloth diapering and babywearing movement in Malaysia, introducing some of the best baby cloth diaper brands such as Grovia, Bouncy Baby, Evolution Diapers. Some of the unique fabrics that they carryinclude bamboo velour, double terry, bamboo heavy fleece, hemp fleece, bamboo jersey and bamboo interlock sorona.
Tiny Tapir www.tinytapir.com
Founded by three girls with a background in media studies, sociology and cultural studies in June 2015, In Between Cultura started when three of them were working together in a publishing house and eventually, decided to form an experimental cultural platform, promoting diverse imagination and alternative lifestyles. They are well-known for their hand-made cloth pads which are reusable.
In Between Cultura, www.inbetweencultura.com
Allow yourself to save the earth one bag at a time as Tesco Online has started the initiative to promote a greener earth by allowing customers to choose the option to have their items packed and delivered to them without carrier bags. However, this only applies when you shop online.
Tesco Online, www.eshop.tesco.com.my
?n Viet, which literally means to “Eat Viet”, is a casual dining restaurant serving authentic Vietnamese food. ?n Viet was conceived with the aim to get people to “Eat” their food, in response to the horrendous amount of food that goes to waste. Hence, do your part in reducing global food waste by choosing a rice and noodle portion that you can finish. They also believe in saving the environment by only offering straws upon request.
An Viet An Viet LG203B, The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +60322011181.
This humble Pizzeria does not use plastic drinking straws as they assume it as a burden on the environment and an unneeded material for drinking. Instead, they thoroughly wash and sanitize all of their glasses and they try to reduce their impact on the environment. Score one for this pizzeria!
Michelangelo's Pizzeria No. 40, Jalan Medan Ipoh 1B, Medan Ipoh Bistari,, 31400 Ipoh, Perak, +6055499099
Ecogreen Organic restaurant serves only healthy local cuisine while offering a range of eco-friendly household products and organic foods for purchase. They only use natural and organic ingredients; there’s nothing artificial, no MSG and no microwaving. There’s a well-stocked shop attached to the restaurant with an excellent selection of organic produce, free-range eggs, dried goods and grooming products.
Ecogreen Organic Bakti Siti Hasmah, 6, Changkat Abang Haji Openg, Bukit Kiara, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +60377292789