Melissa Lam

Melissa Lam

Melissa Lam

“Our future is intertwined. Let’s be compassionate towards one another.”

 

Melissa Lam, better known as the Bamboo Straw Girl, runs a social enterprise by the same name. She aims to start difficult conversations about the urgency of environmental action through the simple bamboo straw. To date, Melissa has replaced over 2 million disposable plastic straws and empowered a dozen independent South East Asian makers through full time employment or an additional stream of income.

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