Zero Waste Malaysia

Commonwealth Point of Light 109. Khor Sue Yee
Commonwealth Point of Light 109. Aurora Tin

Khor Sue Yee and Aurora Tin, representing Malaysia, are the founders of ‘Zero Waste Malaysia’, an NGO which is changing the way Malaysians treat waste.

Khor Sue Yee and Aurora Tin

Started as a small Facebook community, ‘Zero Waste Malaysia’ is now a national movement, boasting 30,000 active followers and their inaugural ‘Zero Waste Festival’ saw more than 1000 people and business owners come together to learn about sustainability. As well as teaching people, through workshops and exhibitions, to live more sustainably, Khor Sue Yee and Aurora Tin are now focusing on working with businesses to get zero waste policies adopted at an organisational level.

His Royal Highness Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, presented Khor Sue Yee and Aurora Tin with their award on behalf of the Queen as part of his official visit to Malaysia (pictured below).

Prince Edward presents with the Commonwealth Points of Light award to Khor Sue Yee and Aurora Tin

Khor Sue Yee and Aurora Tin said:  

“We are honoured to be named the Commonwealth Points of Light for Malaysia. This is a recognition of the hard work by all ‘Zero Waste Malaysia’ volunteers and supporters. We hope this will help push forward a stronger zero waste movement in Malaysia.” 

Charles Hay MVO, UK High Commissioner in Malaysia said:

“Khor Sue Yee and Aurora Tin are role models in living a zero waste lifestyle. Together with the wider team in Zero Waste Malaysia which they jointly founded, they are an inspiration for those who seek to make positive changes in their personal lifestyle or their business model. Their exemplary work truly reflects the values and principles of The Commonwealth and I am pleased that this has been recognised by Her Majesty The Queen.”

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