We start practicing Zero Waste at Home and found out there were no place to shop in bulk in Kuala Lumpur. From a single shop in a townhouse back in 2016, we have developed our capacities to pursue our committed journey towards reducing waste and inspiring sustainable practices with as many people as we could. Today, we have 5 outlets in Bangsar, Ampang, Petaling Jaya, Intermark and TTDI.

Known as The Hive Bulk Foods, we were the first zero waste store in Malaysia (and here’s how we started) offering the largest bulk whole foods option, also cleaning products and anything you may need at home. We also provide a wide selection of eco-friendly personal care and lifestyle products.

The Hive caters to individuals with different preferences including people who are vegans, gluten intolerant, health conscious, zero waster and/or minimalist.

As a pioneer zero waste store in Malaysia, we are determined to encourage sustainable living for the betterment of our planet. We believe that practicing the 5 R’s (Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot) is a great way to minimize waste. But why is it so important?

China’s waste ban has turned Malaysia into an alternative dumping ground for many countries. In 2019, Malaysia has been rated as one of the world’s worst countries for plastic pollution! While local government is trying to cut off illegal plastic imports, we as an individual should be aware of the amount of trash we produce everyday to combat this issue.

At The Hive, we provide solutions to refuse and reduce packaging. We work hand in hand with our suppliers to reduce packaging for our delivery, we maximise recycling and upscaling of any box, bottle, jar and bag we end up with. Our product range are reusable, washable, and some compostable. We encourage you to bring your own reusable packaging (bottles, containers and bags). Besides, we use donated jars and boxes to pack for shipping too.

In 2017, we received the United Nations award for our dedication in advocating a zero-waste lifestyle, for taking significant measures to reduce our environmental footprint and incorporate sustainable practices in our business operations.

In 2019, Claire Sancelot, our founder, was invited to speak at the prestigious National Geographic Summit in Portugal. She has also given TED Talks on how anyone can live zero waste and save the environment.


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