Singapore's Alterpacks turns food waste into food containers - TrendWatching

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After producing beer, brewers are near with spent grains similar barley and malt. For each 100 liters of beer, astir 20 kg of atom 'waste' makes its mode into carnal feed, composting systems oregon landfills.

In Singapore, Alterpacks has been moving connected an alternative, upcycling that food-grade byproduct into food-safe containers and single-use utensils. Like wood pulp — the main constituent successful insubstantial and cardboard — spent atom is affluent successful cellulose and tin beryllium utilized to nutrient sturdy, leak-proof containers. Alterpacks' take-out packaging tin spell from freezer to microwave and has received United States FDA and Singapore Food Agency certification for nonstop interaction with food.

Alterpacks was launched astatine Business Innovation Generator, an incubator programme astatine Singapore Management University's Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship. The startup precocious raised USD 1 cardinal successful pre-seed backing and is presently moving pilots successful Singapore, Vietnam and Indonesia.

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