TURNING FRUIT WASTE
INTO VALUABLE RESOURCES
OBTAINING RAW MATERIALS FROM CITRUS PEELS
At UglyGood, we harvest fruit waste and transform it into valuable resources (Waste valorisation). We process & extract the components from fruit pulps & peels, so that they can then be used as raw materials for making new products.
In Singapore alone, we generate huge amounts of organic waste every year, yet we only recycle 16% of our food waste. These wastes are currently disposed mainly by incineration, generating huge amounts of C02 and landfills.
Currently, we mainly work with citrus byproducts. The fruit juicing industry is one the most resource inefficient industries where only 50% of the fruit is being utilised while the rest of it are generated as by-products (fruit pulps & peels). Every year Singapore generates about 20,000 tonnes of fruit waste which are currently being incinerated. However, due to the high-water content of the fruit waste the process is highly inefficient and pollutive for the environment. On the other hand, these waste stream represents a potentially valuable resource which can be processed and extracted to create high value products.
As a social enterprise, we also reinvest a majority of our profits back to forward our mission of waste valorization & environmental sustainability.
Natural Cleaning Solutions
UglyGood's team of scientists have developed a range of natural cleaning solutions made from citrus peel waste. These specially formulated plant-based cleaners are gentle to use, yet effective and safe for the environment.
Fruit and vegetable byproducts are processed and used as animal feed by wildlife organisations. This feed serves as a healthy and nutritious supplement for the animals.
Orange Essential Oils
Orange peels are a valuable source of essential oils. Using the Cold Press method, UglyGood has been able to extract orange essential oils from discarded peels. Orange essential oils are light and fresh, and are good anti-depressants.
CO2 EMISSIONS AVOIDED