Cover Page, MY Zero Waste Life Handbook

22nd June 2019

Simple steps on how everyone like YOU and I can live a low waste and sustainable life.

Did you know that Malaysia ranks NO.2 in Asia in generating the most plastic waste?

Malaysia produces 38,000 tonnes of waste daily, that’s enough to fill up the Petronas Twin Towers every 7 days.
How can everyone like YOU and I do something to create a greener Malaysia?

While improving our health, saving money, and saving the environment? ?
MY Zero Waste Life – Summarized is a comprehensive handbook on zero waste living.

It’s the go-to handbook where everyone can take simple individuals actions to live a zero waste and sustainable life.
This is a handbook based on real-life stories where the writers shared their experiences from using a bamboo toothbrush for the very first time to composting and growing their own food at home. It is a handbook created by the community for the community.

Now, no more excuses.

Join the Zero Waste game today.

Together, let’s create a ‘Zero Waste Malaysia’.

MYZWL Handbook Virtual Launch, July 2021



Disclaimer: Please note that MY Zero Waste Life – Summarized handbook belongs to Zero Waste Malaysia and is only for personal use. None of the contents may be reproduced, redistributed, or resold in any way. Drop us an email for any collaboration opportunities at info@zerowastemalaysia.org


Melanie Cheong

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The handbook provides a good selection of book titles, podcasts and movies that touch on reducing waste and replenishing the planet. Definitely saves money and the Earth too!

Nur Haziq

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Before this, I was overwhelmed with lots of tips/advice on trying to apply sustainable living in my mundane lifestyle. I was so scattered. Now with the handbook, I get to apply the tips without being so anxious!


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Phase I: MY Zero Waste Life – Summarized

Project Lead

Marylyn Poh

Assistant Project Lead

Siti Hajar Abdullah
Khor Sue Yee

Content Creators

Alice Marchi
Beatrice Ting
Janice Yong
Tejal Jasani
Tze Ni Yeoh

Content Editors

Siti Hajar Abdullah (BM)
Khor Sue Yee (EN)
Marylyn Poh (EN)
Suseela Nagappan (TM)
Poh Phiak Kim (CN)
Tee Kam Chyi (CN)


Khor Min Li
Lee May Sheng

Bahasa Malaysia Translators

Nurul Amierra Norazizan
Nistin Raihan Mohammad Zunaidi
Khadijah Ahmad Jais
Tina Yap

Bahasa Mandarin Translators

Tee Kam Chyi
Poh Phiak Kim

Bahasa Tamil Translator

Suseela Nagappan

Illustrator & Layout Design

Ho Kae Jing


Dwayne Foong

The MY Zero Waste Life – Summarized Project is funded by: Korea SHE Foundation 

Established in 2016, Zero Waste Malaysia (“ZWM”) is a non-profit organisation (PPM-044-10-29032018) registered under The Registry of Societies of Malaysia.

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