Samantha Thian on Water

March 22, 8:00am - 9:30am +08. Hosted at lyf@SMU

part of a series on Water


About the speaker

Samantha is the founder of Seastainable, a venture she began out of a strong desire to tackle the use of one-time plastic disposables in Singapore. Alarmed by the state of pollution in our oceans during her time with various marine conservation projects, and her own interactions with the marine environment, Samantha realised that something had to be done in terms of adjusting our lifestyles of overconsumption and trash generation. Hence, Seastainable was born.

Seastainable is a social enterprise that provides solutions to disposable lifestyle options so that consumers can live a more sustainable lifestyle. This includes the sale of metal straws, collapsible cups, wheatboxes packed with reusable cutlery, and more. Being cognisant of the impact consumerism and businesses can have on the environment, Samantha endeavours to keep Seastainable’s operations as environmentally-friendly as possible. This includes refusing to pack shipments with bubblewrap and other types of plastics, reusing and recycling cardboard shipping boxes as well as and polymailers. Seastainable contributes 50% of all its profits back to marine conservation.

In slightly less than a year, Samantha has contributed over $15,000 to marine conservation, supporting 14 projects in over 4 countries and impacted over 5000 individuals in local communities in 2018. Currently, Samantha is looking for more opportunities to support sustainability and conservation related projects in South East Asia by launching and expanding the Seastainable Grant.

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Additional details

We’ll see you at lyf@SMU this month.

Do bring along your own mug or reusable cup to get coffee! Help us make our events to be more sustainable and free of disposable cups.

lyf@SMU, 71-77 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178895 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178895 (If you are old enough to remember :-), it’s the old MPH building, otherwise it is right across SMU School of Law.)

GETTING THERE By MRT: Bras Basah MRT Station

Traffic is unpredictable in the area during mornings, so do try and take public transport if possible.