August 17, 2016 Ecotech Gallery No Comments

Biji Biji Bag



The Biji-biji Initiative is a social enterprise that aims to share progressive ideas with everyone. We champion sustainable living, reuse waste creatively and we love collaborative production. By using discarded materials, basic electronics and passive building techniques we aim to inspire our surrounding with fresh and fun approaches to sustainable living.

As a social enterprise, we aim to involve as many people as we can in our project. The effort to care for our world is a burden upon everyone’s shoulders after all. Each time you purchase one of our products, you contribute points to our organisation. These points help us to provide enterprising opportunities to more people and amplify the social impact we aspire to make.

We work with people from all over the world, whom all come with different stories, skills and backgrounds. Diversity is inherent. This revolving door of ideas and talents allow for a limitless dynamic of ideas! Check out the profiles of our team members and help us grow this movement



  1. An estimated 6 billion plastic bags are consumed in each country every year.
  2. 10% of the plastic that is produced worldwide each year winds up in the ocean—70% of which sinks to the ocean floor where it will never biodegrade.
  3. Every square mile of the ocean has approximately 46,000 pieces of floating plastic which get mistaken for food by some marine mammals passing by. Other wildlife will unfortunately get tangled up in the loose plastic and drown.
  4. Plastic bags that are buried in landfills can take up to 1,000 years to decompose and during this time, they undergo photo-degradation,  a process by which an item (in this case, plastic) is chemically broken down through the absorption of sunlight, therefore contaminating soil and water.
  5. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “more than 380 billion plastic bags are used in the United States every year. Of those, approximately 100 billion are plastic shopping bags, which cost retailers about $4 billion annually.”
  6. The production of plastic bags also use up millions of gallons of oil, contributing further to the already existing green house gas problem.
  7. The American Forest and Paper Association stated that “in 1999, the US alone used 10 billion paper grocery bags,” which means a lot of trees had to be cut down. Both com postable and paper bags require more material per bag in the manufacturing process, meaning greater consumption of raw materials and greater energy and fuel use in the manufacturing and transport.



At Biji-biji Initiative, we merge the sciences behind sustainability with our passion for design and art. Every project or product conceived at Biji-biji Initiative is a brainchild of our various different departments coming together and sharing their creative and technical knowledge.

From capturing the value of waste, to electronic systems and automation, educational workshops, renewable energy sources, engaging public events, online video content, to our inspiring builds and art installations. Each department has its unique role to play in inspiring sustainability.

Measuring our efforts and impact is an integral part of challenging ourselves to do more. Call it a self-audit if you like, but the best way to assess your performance is by measuring and quantifying your efforts.



Original source from Ian Somerhalder foundation.

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