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How to give food waste a second life

In this episode of the Better Heroes podcast series, host Matt C. Smith talks to Travin Singh, Founder and CEO of CRUST Group about reducing food waste.

How much food gets thrown away every day? Is there another option for food waste other than a landfill? How can we turn leftovers into something incredible?

Today’s Better Hero is Travin Singh, Founder and CEO at CRUST Group. Travin’s goal is to reduce food waste by upcycling surplus ingredients like bread, and waste like fruit peels into beer and non-alcoholic beverages.

Learn more about CRUST group and Travin here.

Key takeaways: 

  • Through the EY Ripples program, EY people are devoting their time to SDG-focused projects. The program brings together the combined skills, knowledge and experience of the global EY network in pursuit of one shared vision: to positively impact one billion lives by 2030.
  • EY professionals work with impact entrepreneurs in-person or virtually, offering support to help improve their businesses’ resilience, productivity and capacity to scale sustainably.
  • EY people are collaborating with social entrepreneur startups to build unique solutions to solving the problem of food waste and go a step further in finding sustainable solutions to food application and packaging.  

You can also listen to this podcast via other platforms including Apple and Spotify.

For your convenience, full text transcript of this podcast is also available.


Matt Smith
Matt C Smith
Professional MC, Broadcaster & Host, The Lunicorn
Travin Singh
Travin Singh
Founder and CEO of CRUST Group


Episode 4


25m 45s