Muji no longer gives out shopping bags to shoppers!


Over 30,000 tonnes of plastic waste is reportedly dumped into the sea yearly by Malaysians (NST, 2022)

Malaysians are no strangers to the world of plastics – we see it in almost every aspect of our lives. Most of the time, these plastics are made for only a single-use and gets thrown away immediately after. But what happens when they are thrown away? Malaysia’s recycling rate was recorded at 31.5% in 2021 (NST, 2022). Those not recycled often end up in landfills, the oceans or our backyards.

Additionally, there have been several reports on the health implications of plastics and microplastics. Over the years, plastic particles have been found in lung tissue, seafood and more (Plastic Soup Foundation, 2022).

Heard of Endocrine Disruptive Chemicals (EDC’s)?
They’re non-natural chemicals often found in manufacuturing of consumer goods (Kumar et. al., 2020). They are also largely present in plastics (, 2020). Increased exposure to EDC’s can result in effects to our reproductive health, thyroid functions and even fetal development (WHO, 2021).


That’s why Muji & ZWM are on a mission to encourage Malaysians to reduce the use of single-use plastics!

Muji is teaming up with Zero Waste Malaysia to launch their BYO (Bring Your Own) initiative.

To drive the movement of reducing waste, MUJI Malaysia stores have stopped giving out plastic bags and are putting a charge on every requested paper bag.

Their paper bag charges cost RM0.30 per piece whilst bringing your own reusable bags cost 0. Additionally, Muji Malaysia is donating 100% of these paper bag proceeds to Zero Waste Malaysia to support our mission of building a greener Malaysia through the #zerowaste lifestyle.

Rethink our habits today, for a greener and brighter tomorrow by living low waste!
#BYOwithMuji #bersamakitazerowaste

Established in 2016, Zero Waste Malaysia (“ZWM”) is a non-profit organisation and community group based in Malaysia advocating for sustainable development and sustainable living.

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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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