Social entrepreneurs banking on alternative clay to hit pay dirt

Jodie Monteiro and Ong Kok Chung set-up the company Ferticlay, making alternative clay out of food waste. PHOTO: FERTICLAY
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SINGAPORE - When interior design graduate Jodie Monteiro, 24, set out to create a more sustainable alternative to clay, she did not imagine she would one day start her own company.

The LaSalle College of the Arts graduate said she came up with the idea to create an alternative to clay, a material commonly used by artists for pottery and ceramics, after signing up for a competition to earn extra credits towards graduating.

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