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Zero Waste Malaysia Wins Top 3 In Int’l Festival For Community Innovation

The MY Zero Waste Life Handbook is a free online resource created by the Zero Waste community in Malaysia.

Anne Dorall

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Zero Waste Malaysia has been recognized by the German-based Creative Bureaucracy Festival for the volunteer-created MY Zero Waste Life Handbook which is aimed to help people all over the world begin a less wasteful life.

The MY Zero Waste Life Handbook submission beat out over 200 nominations from 30 other countries to finish as one of the top 15 finalists, and community voting later pushed it to top 3. It is also the only Malaysian project to reach top 15 this year.

CBF2022 announced the winners of the Community Voting yesterday.
(Credit: Creative Bureaucracy Festival)

Winners will be invited to present their project to an international audience at the Creative Bureaucracy Festival 2022 to be held in Berlin, Germany in June this year.

We are so thankful to our community, particularly the group on Facebook, for the support and help.

Tasha Sabapathy, Communications & Marketing Officer at Zero Waste Malaysia, to TRP

The Creative Bureaucracy is an organisation dedicated to cultivating a more positive attitude towards the public sector as well as more drive and eagerness to experiment within the public sector for the betterment of communites and their governments around the globe.

The Little Book Of Zero Waste

The MY Zero Waste Life Handbook is a free online resource compiled by the Zero Waste Malaysia team together with the Zero Waste community on Facebook.

Examples of what’s in the MY Zero Waste Life Handbook.
(Credit: Zero Waste Malaysia)

The guide includes topics such as how to shop sustainably, the truth of recycling, and how to get started with composting. It ranges from topics that help your personal daily lifestyle to things that require community support to issues that require systemic change to provide a comprehensive understanding of the zero waste concept.

Our organisation is about taking one step at a time, and not being too overwhelmed. That’s why we have all these resources available.

Tasha Sabapathy, Communications & Marketing Officer at Zero Waste Malaysia, to TRP

Each topic is is formatted as infographics which can also double as posters or teaching material as well. While the information is mainly broad, it is written by the Malaysian community for Malaysians.

The guide is available in English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil.

A Trashy Good Time

While the Zero Waste Malaysia community have held off on events these couple of years, their next physical event discusses trash.

The Trash Today, Fresh Tomorrow: Trash Encyclopedia 101 Launch! event will be held at The School, Jaya One on 23 April 2022 and feature a 3-metre tall art installation made from trash.

The idea behind the event is to educate the public on 101 kinds of common trash. When you know your waste, you’ll understand how to sort and dispose of them properly, or to use alternatives whenever possible.

Check out the Zero Waste Malaysia Facebook page for more information.


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