Greener year

They save the food and customers pay less for it

After S'pore marked its Year Towards Zero Waste last year, more businesses seem aware of the pressure of consumption on the planet, and are taking steps to reduce waste.

Tingkats founder Pamela Low and TreeDots co-founder Nicholas Lim teamed up earlier this month to offer a "group buy" allowing individual consumers to purchase food that would otherwise have gone to waste.
Tingkats founder Pamela Low and TreeDots co-founder Nicholas Lim teamed up earlier this month to offer a "group buy" allowing individual consumers to purchase food that would otherwise have gone to waste. ST PHOTO: MARCELLIN LOPEZ
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There are certain cuts of chicken that people prefer more than others and, as a result, the breast meat is often unsold and goes to waste.

Three savvy graduates from the Singapore Management University and Nanyang Technological University saw a business opportunity in such unsold produce.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 18, 2020, with the headline They save the food and customers pay less for it. Subscribe