Portraits of Purpose

CRUST CEO Travin Singh says the company's real growth took place during the pandemic. ST FILE PHOTO
CRUST CEO Travin Singh says the company's real growth took place during the pandemic.ST FILE PHOTO

It is common for bakeries and restaurants in Singapore to throw out unsold bread at the end of each day. To cut the waste, CRUST co-founder and CEO Travin Singh, 29, turns such unused and unsold bread into beer.

A: Some time back in August 2018, when I was doing research on the origins of beer, I came across quite a number of articles stating that the preservation of bread is one of the oldest forms of making beer. Thereafter, I had the idea of using surplus bread and Googled the amount wasted in Singapore and in the world. I was astonished and I made it my mission to help reduce it significantly.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 27, 2020, with the headline 'Portraits of Purpose'. Subscribe