Wen Shin Chia

After graduating with a degree in environmental science and technology from Universiti Putra Malaysia, Wen Shin Chia worked for five months in a multinational agrochemical company. Although, deep down, she longed to do more for the environment.

Since finding environment-related work isn’t an easy feat in Malaysia, she opted to turn one of her university projects into a full-fledged business to cut down on water pollution.

Shin Chia established Green Yards, an enterprise that turns used cooking oil into eco soap and candles. Through Green Yards, Shin Chia aims to reduce water pollution by providing a channel for the public to dispose of cooking oil. Green Yards managed to stop 4.7 tonnes of cooking oil from being dumped.

An environmentalist at heart is the recipient of numerous honours and awards, including the prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award in 2018 and Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia. Shin Chia is currently working together with the indigenous community for a new product range and hopes the growth of Green Yards can be replicated regionally.

For more info on Green Yards, click here.

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