Uplifting communities and transforming the value of waste through RIPPLE, an A.R.C. Challenge Malaysia project by the British Council

Biji-biji Initiative partners with Falmouth University in the Responsible Innovation Plastics Project for Life and Environment  (RIPPLE) project through the ‘Awareness, Resilience and Collaboration’ A.R.C. Challenge Malaysia by the British Council. Through the A.R.C. Challenge Malaysia, one of the British Council’s initiatives in leading up to the COP26, Biji-biji Initiative looks forward to partnering with Falmouth […]

Designing waste out of products – the circular economy for climate action

designing waste out of products

On average, the lifespan of an iPhone is about 4 years before it is eventually replaced with a newer model, perpetuating the concept of planned obsolescence and the consequence of amounting e-waste. The clothes we buy and wear face similar fates after a period of time. Globally, an estimated 92 million tonnes of textiles waste […]

The Digital Skills and Gig Economy Employability Programme – Impact Report

microsoft gig economy impact report

The gig economy experienced a burst in growth following the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Malaysia, with the youths turning to freelance-based employment to adjust to a new normal.  Microsoft Malaysia, in collaboration with Biji-biji Initiative, will work towards connecting aspiring youths with in-demand skills and expertise to kickstart future-proof their careers in the […]

This Women’s Day 2021, Women of Fair Trade Choose to Challenge Inequality

On Women’s Day 2021 this 8th of March, Biji-biji Initiative invites you to join Fair Trade’s Women’s Day challenge. Let’s celebrate the #WomenOfFairTrade in your enterprise and community who #ChooseToChallenge inequality. Complete the challenge by posting photos and videos of the women in your organisation from the 1st to the 8th of March 2021, with […]

Chinese New Year 2021: A Year of Strength and Determination

chinese new year 2021

Normally, during this time of the year, the air would be filled with auspicious cheer and a flurry of colour in preparation for the Chinese New Year, or the Spring Festival.  This year, things are much different. In Malaysia, following updated SOPs for Chinese New Year celebrations this year, reunion dinners are limited to a […]

5 Simple Ways to Engage in Lifelong Learning

5 simple ways to engage in lifelong learning

“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” – Albert Einstein.  In this article, we explore five simple ways to develop the habit of lifelong learning, especially to grow as a gig worker. What is lifelong learning? In the broadest sense, lifelong learning refers to development after formal education: the continuing development […]

Is biodegradable plastic better? This may surprise you

Is Biodegradable Plastic Better? This may surprise you

Biodegradable seems like the better option. But how sure are we that it truly breaks down when it is out of our sight? Biodegradable plastic is currently one of the most popular and well-known alternatives to the conventional plastic that fails to break down over time.  However, how much do we know about the effectiveness […]

7 Everyday Items Where Plastics Hide

7 everyday items where plastics hide

You could be eating it right now. Some items we see and use every day are unmistakably plastic. However, some are not as easy to spot.  There are some places where plastics hide! To help with identifying several common items which actually may contain plastic, we’ve compiled this list.  Sea Salt  Yes, there is microplastic […]

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. […]