Impact SEA

The Rise of Sustainable Foodware in Southeast Asia - Ng Pei Kang, TRIA Foodware

September 21, 2020 TRIVE Venture Capital Season 1 Episode 5
Impact SEA
The Rise of Sustainable Foodware in Southeast Asia - Ng Pei Kang, TRIA Foodware
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Impact SEA
The Rise of Sustainable Foodware in Southeast Asia - Ng Pei Kang, TRIA Foodware
Sep 21, 2020 Season 1 Episode 5
TRIVE Venture Capital

According to a report done by Food Industry Asia, a whopping 8m metric tonnes of marine plastic debris enters the ocean annually, of which 60% is contributed from just five countries: China, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines. Food and beverage packaging contributes about half of the plastic debris, a significant human-created pollution. 


In addition, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused us to take a pause on our plastic ban efforts and created a “takeaway” culture for the sake of our convenience. With this added demand for takeaway food, how well can we meet our UNSDG Goal 14 of significantly reducing marine pollution from the excessive food plastic usage? 


Are there any policies in Southeast Asia that could help facilitate the shift to sustainable packaging and creating positive change for our oceans?


Today, we speak to Pei Kang, CEO of TRIA Foodware, a maker of sustainable food packaging, for his insights.


Show Notes

According to a report done by Food Industry Asia, a whopping 8m metric tonnes of marine plastic debris enters the ocean annually, of which 60% is contributed from just five countries: China, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines. Food and beverage packaging contributes about half of the plastic debris, a significant human-created pollution. 


In addition, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused us to take a pause on our plastic ban efforts and created a “takeaway” culture for the sake of our convenience. With this added demand for takeaway food, how well can we meet our UNSDG Goal 14 of significantly reducing marine pollution from the excessive food plastic usage? 


Are there any policies in Southeast Asia that could help facilitate the shift to sustainable packaging and creating positive change for our oceans?


Today, we speak to Pei Kang, CEO of TRIA Foodware, a maker of sustainable food packaging, for his insights.