Safety Nets for the Gig Economy in Malaysia

safety nets for the gig economy

Diving into the gig economy without preparation and knowledge can be risky. Here, we compiled a list of programmes introduced by the Malaysian government to assist the gig economy. The growth of the gig economy in Malaysia  What is the gig economy? If you have ever been involved in project-based hires, freelance work, or part-time […]

4 Reasons Why Recycling is Confusing

4 things to know about recycling

Recycling is confusing sometimes. We’ve compiled a few facts about recycling that can explain why. On the surface, recycling should be easy. You sort your trash, categorize what is recyclable and what is not, clean and dry the recyclables, place them into the appropriate bins – and you’re done.  Here’s a recycling guide for you. […]

5 Circular Economy Initiatives Around the Globe

What is a circular economy? According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a circular economy is based on the principles of designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems. In a circular system, materials can be reused for other things across different lifetimes so that ultimately, no waste is […]

The Coming of Age: Generation Z and Millennials

Generation Z and Millennials

For a while, Millennials and members of Generation Z have been roped together as a category of young adults.  While Millennials and Gen Z do match up in some ways, the coming of new decades has also demonstrated differences between the two generations.   Generational cutoff points, as suggested by the Pew Research Center, are important […]

Our Best Efforts May Not Completely Curb Plastic Waste

despite our best efforts we may not completely curb plastic waste

Plastic permeates into the far-reaching corners of our lives; many of the products we use every day are either made out of plastic or has components of plastic. The discourse on plastic pollution has not yet changed. Plastic pollution remains ubiquitous, spanning every nook and cranny of the world – in the atmosphere, our oceans, […]

How Well Do You Know The 7 Types of Plastic?

7 types of plastic (1)

Plastic has been undoubtedly one of the most important aspects of our lives. Used in packaging across a wide range of industries, in the manufacture of our clothing, electronics, as well as our products, the significance of plastic cannot simply be overlooked.  Over the several last decades, we have also been made aware of the […]

Beyond Bins: an Introduction

About six years ago, we started as a community upcycling project. Now, Beyond Bins is a full-fledged programme aiming to achieve a circular economy.   We bring together the underprivileged communities, industry players, and our partners as enablers of this programme. Welcome to Beyond Bins by Biji-biji Initiative. ​Beyond Bins is about the people and the […]

A Recycling Guide in Malaysia

A recycling guide in malaysia

In 2018, the recycling rate in Malaysia was about 28%.  Each Malaysian generates an average of 1.44kg of general waste daily while 0.8kg of that (55%) can actually be recycled.  With that said, there’s potential and room for improvement in terms of our recycling habits to raise that figure.  In this article, we present a […]

Your Internet Habits and its Carbon Footprint

[UPDATED: February 27, 2021] With rapid digitalisation, it is difficult to imagine passing every day without using the Internet.  The Internet allows us to send messages, stream videos, download files, listen to music, and many other things right at our fingertips, yet our internet habits leave an astonishing carbon footprint on our planet. What is […]