Founder Spotlight by Vulcan Post

Thanks for the referral by Enterprise Singapore, our CEO Pei Kang was featured by Vulcan Post in their Founder Spotlight. Watch the feature here as Pei Kang shares the why behind what we do in a conversation with Jared Alex Tan. Link to video at Vulcan Post facebook.

Bio24 Table-to-farm Preview at SWITCH 2019

Today, TRIA showcased a preview of the Bio24 program alongside REAL IMPACT, at Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH). We illustrated how we are able to achieve a “table-to-farm solution” by turning post-consumption waste from restaurants, inclusive of disposable dining foodware and food waste, into nutrient-rich compost within 24 hours in our digestors. No segregation needed ;).

A cross-industry panel was held to discuss how the food service industry can take progressive steps towards zero waste. Invited speakers to the event comprise of Mr Ted Tan, Deputy CEO at Enterprise Singapore, Dr Sandeep Kumar, Co-founder Real Impact, Mr Andrew Chan, Managing Director of Soup Spoon and Mr Emmanual Tay of WMRAS,

SWITCH is the foremost global platform for deep tech ecosystems – where innovators, investors and collaborators connect.

TRIA at Plasticity Bangkok 2019

Earlier this week, TRIA was invited to Plasticity Bangkok as part of the SEA of Solutions as a panel speaker for plastic circularity. This event was co-hosted by UNEP and the Plasticity team. TRIA’s co-founder and CEO, Pei Kang, was speaking alongside thought leaders with Dr. Suracha Udomsak, CTO of Siam Cement Group, Vivekanand Sistla, R&D Director Unilever, Ravish Majithia, Founder of Magnomer, and Pete Ceglinski, CEO of The Seabin Project. More reading available at UNEP’s website (link).

Temasek Poly ACI-ASConference 2019

On Friday, Centre for Urban Sustainability (CUS) of Temasek Polytechnic’s School of Applied Science (ASC) and the American Concrete Institute-Singapore Chapter (ACI-SC) jointly organised a conference with the theme “Sustainability for a Better Tomorrow” where TRIA took part in and also played a practical role in composting the foodware and foodwaste.

The event gathered local and overseas technical experts to discuss development of urban solutions and sustainability to design and build environmentally sustainable and liveable cities; research, innovation and technology to optimize liveable space and built environment to lower energy consumption and carbon footprint; and promoting innovation, sustainability and productivity in concrete technology and applications.

Very pleased to do our part in this conference both in contributing our knowledge and experience while actually practicing what we preach in composting the foodware and foodwaste.

Enterprise Singapore’s visit to TRIA’s Bio24 Digester

TRIA was honoured to host Deputy CEO of Enterprise Singapore, Mr Ted Tan and his delegation to our foodware and food waste Bio24 digestor site. Thankful to be able to contribute to our environment in the area of sustainability and also we appreciate Enterprise Singapore’s interest in us.

Our Bio24 digestor is unique in such a way that it provides a zero waste closed-loop solution which goes from farm to table and back to farm again. We not only “digest” food waste but also do the same to single-use foodware (disposable plates, straws, cutlery… etc) which has become such a huge part of daily lives. Our proprietary digestor takes 24 hours to turn foodware and food waste into fertilizer. We hope that this will be the first step in eliminating plastic based foodware entirely from our ecosystem.

Enterprise Singapore is the government agency championing enterprise development in Singapore. They work with committed companies to build capabilities, innovate and internationalise. As the national standards and accreditation body, they build trust in Singapore’s products and services through quality and standards.

Best Innovation Award at EEA 2019

Emerging Enterprise Award honours the bold ambition of Singapore’s young businesses under ten years old. It is a celebration of business innovation, resilience and excellence in SMEs. 2019 marks twelve years of the award’s celebration of business innovation, resilience and excellence in SMEs – the bedrock of the Singapore economy.

The guest of honour at the gala dinner and award ceremony at the Raffles Hotel was Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry and for Education, Mr Chee Hong Tat.

A field of more than 500 applicants was whittled down to 15 finalists, shortlisted for the sustainability of their business models and growth plans, as well as the viability of their business strategies. The nature of those 15 businesses ranged from online security, with Fully-Verified being the most prominent one, to marketing, payment providers, recycling projects and more. In the end, TRIA was one of the two companies that was awarded the Best Innovation Award, which recognises firms with a strong culture of innovation.

The awards are supported by Acorn Marketing & Research Consultants, Enterprise Singapore, MasterCard, Rajah & Tann Legal Basix, RSM Singapore, Singtel and Wavemaker Singapore.

“A big shoutout to the organisers, OCBC and Business Times for giving an opportunity to sustainable, scalable business like ours to have a voice. Thank you!” said Pei Kang, Co-founder and CEO of TRIA.

Home Delivery Asia Conference

TRIA was invited to speak at Home Delivery Conference which is Asia’s largest retail logistics event with over 100 presentations and over 1,000 attendees, bringing together industry leaders to share their professional insight across 6 tracks of content. You may find more about the event at this link.

The conference hosted a powerhouse consisting of supply chain, delivery and logistics experts from the likes of SingPost, eBay, Lazada, Shell, Esprit, Carousell, Shopee, Swarovski, Zalora, JD.ID, Landmark Group, Love Bonito and a lot more. TRIA’s Co-founder and CEO, Pei Kang, was asked to speak at their Sustainable Delivery track due to TRIA’s sustainable packaging prior work and recognition.

Glad to value-add to the conference as well as to the participants.

F1 Compostable Packaging

It was our honour to be part of F1 this last weekend! We designed and supplied plastic-free, compostable foodware for the race refreshments at Turn 3 Lounge! The foodware and food waste is in our digestor at this very moment, we may not be as fast as the F1 cars but 24 hours to turn this into fertilizer is not bad at all, don’t you think? Doing our part for the environment one step at a time, while our lifestyle remains unchanged.

Sharing at Deliveroo Foodie-preneur Competition

Deliveroo, one of ESG’s collaboration partners – was running a Foodiepreneur competition. The competition is Deliveroo’s way of soliciting innovative ideas and encouraging aspiring food business owners to think out of the box. On ESG’s front, they are working with partners to educate the aspiring entrepreneurs on how to “start right” and also on key areas such as packaging and food sustainability.

Hence the invitation for a 30-min sharing on the importance of sustainable packaging and how modern innovative designed packaging can enhance consumer experience based on our past award winning designs. Grateful to be recognised by ESG and to pay it forward to helping fellow entrepreneurs and our environment!

MoneyFM 89.3 Interview

TRIA was invited again by MoneyFM 89.3 back to the studio for an interview. This time TRIA’s Co-founder and CEO, Pei Kang, shared about the mission of why TRIA was founded, what sustainability issues the world is facing and how we are solving them through applying innovation to this industry. Also glad that we have been able to work with several partners including at F1 event as well as winning some recent competitions, such as from the Emerging Enterprise Awards. Stay tuned as we unravel more exciting updates in the last quarter of 2019!