TRIA @ TRIREC Investor Updates

TRIREC Investor updates

TRIREC Investor updates

Over Chinese New Year, TRIA joins fellow investees of TRIREC decarbonisation fund for updates and exchanges. TRIREC is a venture investment company focussed on sustainability and clean technology, with portfolio companies such as Sunseap the largest clean energy solution provider in Singapore and US plant-based producer Hungry Planet. TRIREC is one of the key investors of TRIA, supporting our drive in developing viable business in the circular economy.

#iDO to fashion sustainability

Launch of Design-for-Recycling (DFR) Programme

Launch of Design-for-Recycling (DFR) Programme

TRIA launches the Design-for-Recycling (DFR) programme to close the loop for fashion retailers! In Singapore today, only 4% of clothing gets recycled, with low recycling rates too for accompanying packaging. We start with a one-time house-keeping to streamline the brand’s packaging to reduce redundancies accumulated over the years, let’s put a stop to over packaging for e-commerce purchases! This exercise also includes the development of a collect back system to collect the packaging and old clothing for recycling. To fashion retailers out there, let recycling work for you! We can help you create more engagement between your brand and consumers.

Shanaya collaborates with TRIA

Shanaya collaborates with TRIA

TRIA and Shanaya, a listed (SGX) recycling and environmental services company joins hands to tackle the recycling of foodservice waste.

Under this agreement, TRIA will provide the digestion technologies including installing an aerobic digester at Shanaya Environmental’s premises. Shanaya Environmental will provide collection services for the food waste and biodegradable packaging waste, and operate the digester under the agreement where TRIA will take back the organic fertilizer for further valorisation processing.

The success of this agreement will be a precursor towards a long-term exclusive partnership between TRIA and Shanaya Environmental in organic food waste recycling in Singapore. Stay tune for more!

Edwin Seah (Sustainability leader joins TRIA's Board of Advisors)

With experience across the region in sustainability, packaging, policy and strategic communications, his knowledge and insights will help TRIA’s growth and market access

“Beyond just producing sustainable packaging for food, TRIA developed a complete circular solution to address the problem of single use plastics, packaging waste, and marine litter.”

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Circularity: Desert or Opportunity?

Read about our CEO’s sharing on how circularity is “tough business”, why the industry is not attracting top talent, and why he has no regrets in embarking on this path.

Sustainability is in a difficult space where you have to make sure [your product or service] is scalable. Sustainability and scalability have an inverse relationship. There have been a lot of sustainability, corporate social responsibility movements, but they are only one-time events because there is no scalable business model.

There are people who want to fund and promote sustainability activities, but there is a big gulf between sustainability and scalability. It really requires commitment to invest in scalability to realise circularity.”

Ng Pei Kang, CEO TRIA

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Pre-A Investments by Glocalink

We are very pleased to announce the investments from Glocalink as part of our Pre-A Series Funding.

Glocalink is an early stage deep tech investment firm with a focus on supporting the Agrifood sector in Southeast Asia region. It is backed by Japanese entrepreneurs with diverse background in biotech (Japanese Bio firm, Euglena), agricultural machinery (Kobashi industries), education, food & technology (Leave a Nest group). (Glocalink website)

“Innovation can’t germinate in isolation. We empower dynamic founders with strategic capital & networks of leading corporations, investors & technologists to build enduring enterprises & partnerships.”

Dr. Yukihiro Maru, co-founder Glocalink

Glocalink has an extensive network in Japan and opens TRIA to strategic partnerships with Japanese Corporations and market. With this synergy, we hope to accelerate the pace of closing the loop with TRIA Bio24.

In photo, (right) Dr. Kihoko Tokue, Managing Director Leave a Nest Singapore Pte. Ltd.; (left) Mr. Ng Pei Kang, CEO TRIA Pte. Ltd.

Eco-Business A-list for Sustainability Leadership

We very proud to share that our CEO Ng Pei Kang made it to the Eco-Business A-list 2020 for Sustainability Leadership. This is a a privilege indeed to be awarded alongside recipients such as David Yeung of Green Monday, Mikkel Larsen of DBS and Dave Ingram of Unilever. This year’s A-list was selected out of almost 100 nominations from countries and territories including Australia, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Myanmar.

Thanks to the team at Eco-Business for giving us a voice to drive circularity.
Find out more about the recipients of the 2020 A-List here

Grand winner! ASEAN-Korea Excellent Design Award

As part of the plan to expand on ASEAN-Korea cooperation in the design industry, the ASEAN-Korea Centre (AKC), Korea Institute for Design Promotion (KIDP) and VIETRADE organized the 1st ASEAN-Korea Excellent Design Exhibition Award. Among entries from the nine ASEAN nations, TRIA took one for Singapore by winning the grand prize! This will be a second award for 4Finger’s new range of packaging. Read more about the design here.

Climate Q&A with CNA 93.8FM

The topic: How do you choose non-plastic options and cultivate your own edible garden? On behalf of TRIA, Jovan was invited to share the importance of circularity and how we can achieve a table-to-farm outcome through Bio24.