#FinderSGFaves 2019: Check Out This SUSTAINABLE And ECO-FRIENDLY Singapore-Based Social Enterprise

Founder of Bamboo Straw Girl, known for eco-cutlery and more
16 September 2019

On a backpacking trip, Melissa Lam was startled by a photograph taken with her friends around the campfire.

“In the middle of nature, we were surrounded by plastic bags, wrappers and bottles,” she recalls. Not only did it prompt Melissa and her friends to bring their trash back to civilisation, it kickstarted her own journey to become a zero-waste, conscious consumer – and gave her an idea for her business. “I wanted a way to start meaningful, serious conversations in a light-hearted way,” says Melissa, who began Bamboo Straw Girl in 2013 as a way to spark such discussions.

Find out more about the founder of Bamboo Straw Girl, Melissa Lam, here!

By Sara Lyle Bow, Muneerah Bee, Melodi Ghui + Christopher Ong Ujine, The Finder Issue 300, September 2019 

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