Established in 2018,
with the objective of encouraging the replacement of single-use plastics within our daily lives, we built CM ECO to provide education and awareness as well as long term solutions to do just that. As an entity, we strive to create communities that are built on three key founding pillars, with an emphasis on equal importance with regards to sustainable societal, economical, and environmental growth.
Primarily, we supply and distribute single-use alternatives, which includes and not limited to biodegradable and compostable food packaging, tableware and carrier bags. In addition, we also create and participate in education and awareness programs via online (YouTube, webinars) and offline channels (workshop, roadshows) with the purpose of creating everlasting changes to the lives of our communities through fun and impactful environmental programmes and products.
In 2019, we began exhibiting our products at Selangor city council events, mainly at Ramadhan Bazaar briefings hosted by the following city and town councils; Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam, Majlis Bandaraya Subang Jaya, Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya, Majlis Perbandaran Selayang and Majlis Perbandaran Sepang.
Climate Action Event, Dataran Pavilion Kuala Kangsar, 24 Nov 2019
Officiated by DYMM Raja Permaisuri Perak, Tuanku Zara Salim & Datin Seri Dr. Nomee Norashikin
Ipoh Placemaking Event 2019
Officiated by YB Dr. Lee Boon Chye and YB Tan Kar Hing
Our involvement with the councils eventually led to an array of events throughout that very year up until early 2020, just before the nationwide Movement Control Order (MCO) in March 2020. Up till then, we maintained active participation, having attended 16 roadshows in Selangor, as well as in Ipoh and Kuala Kangsar.
We are also a council-award winning company, having received certifications for our participation as a regular vendor of Majlis Perbandaran Kuala Kangsar’s bi-monthly Kuale Car Free Campaign.
Ipoh Echo Feature in Issue #305
2021 thus far...
Pahlawan Bebas Plastik 2021 (PBP) is a Selangor-state campaign with the aim to equip eleven (11) small F&B vendors and home cooks in championing the cause to bring about better transitions within their communities, from using single-use plastic packaging towards eco-friendly biodegradable alternatives.
Given the MCO in Malaysia and rise in plastic packaging usage, there has never been a greater need nor time for such a campaign to take place and with the program, the vendors were provided with the supply of biodegradable packaging suited for their menu offering up to 30-days from 10th March to 10th April 2021.
The idea behind this campaign is to get more communities involved with learning to understand the need for change, and getting accustomed to using a different type of packaging altogether.
How did we get involved with PBP?
In September 2020, PBP had reached out to us with the proposal to be a key part of this campaign by being the primary supplier of biodegradable packaging for the participating F&B vendors. After one phone call, talking about why the campaign and why we do what we do, we knew that we could work well together to bring about change for the better. It wasn’t just about supply packaging, it was about bringing sustainable lasting change that would help benefit all.
Fast track 6 months down the line, with many plans in place and delays resulting from another round of MCO and concerns for the safety of our vendors and project members, we finally saw the window to launch the campaign together with YAB Dato’ Seri Haji Amirudin bin Shari, Menteri Besar Selangor, along with YB Tuan Hee Loy Sian and YB Tuan Ng Zhe Han on the 10th March 2021 at Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Building, Shah Alam (SSAAS).
After 4 long years, trying our best to help the market transition, it was during the launching of this event that little tears of joy formed and if anything resulted in further igniting our drive to keep on “building for boundless actions nurtured around nature and society”. We want to be the change we see in the world and we’re doing it for generations to come.
- To bridge the gap between convenience and sustainability, creating everlasting changes to the lives of our communities through fun and impactful environmental programs and products
- To bridge that gap by helping F&B owners, caterers and consumers understand the differences, and equipping them with the right knowledge to lead sustainable lives and business practices;
- To help our customers transition from conventional single-use plastics and polystyrene-based packaging to environmentally-sustainable alternatives; and
- We believe in placing you, the environment and our futures together
Our Service Markets
1. Retail – We make our products easily accessible for F&B outlets, caterers and end consumers;
2. Distribution – We service larger distribution of products for F&B chains and corporates that have adopted environmental sustainability into their practices; and
3. Trade & Export – We offer door-to-port (DTP) logistics arrangement of goods for our international clients.