Rapid urbanization, population growth, commercial, institutional and home industries, and increased use have resulted in more items and waste disposed at the area (Afrizal & Embong, 2013) and caused Malaysia to face enormous environmental challenges. Activities such as manufacturing, land development and transportation may eventually release ecological pollutants.
Reducing Food Waste and Composting
Organization such as Pasar Grub purchase surplus from local farms & distributors. They also collaborate with farms to collect food waste for repurpose as organic compost and supply it to SMEs in F&B. In order to reduce food waste and initiate composting practices. Green Steps gather its eateries, households and residents in the local area onboard to partake in community composting and urban gardening.
Zero Waste Malaysia has been actively spreading awareness on the movement to live sustainably, promoting their cause through news articles, social media, podcasts, interviews, and engagements with schools and learning platforms.
Biji-biji Initiative is known for their flagship Beyond Bins project, which tackles the plastic waste problem by introducing small-scale plastic recycling solutions. Through identified communities, alternative sources of income are generated through the production and re-selling of recycled products.