The Spent Goods Company
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
CONDENSED CASE STUDY
STATUS & TIMELINE
|Sold 218,495 Loaves of Bread||10/2022|
|Diverted 8.6 Tonnes C02e||10/2022|
|Support 24+ Local Businesses||10/2022|
|New Jobs: 10 FTE||10/2022|
The Spent Goods Company works with organizations to re-imagine food waste, reducing their expenses and carbon footprint while generating new revenue sources.
Whether it’s to make corrugated cardboard from spent grains or transforming day old bread into beer by diverting organic waste from the landfill, we can help you to reduce your climate change impact.
Most recently, we worked with craft breweries to transform their leftover barley grains (aka spent grains) into revenue generating food products that is sold as part of their menu to their customers, made from their own spent grains (which they used to pay to dispose of).
We developed the Beer Bread, a delicious artisan sourdough bread made in Toronto with spent grains from Henderson’s Brewery. (Have you read our Beer Bread reviews yet? BlogTO considers it the latest bread craze!)
While the bread doesn’t use a ton of spent grains, it’s a great conversation starter amongst end consumers around the topic of food waste. End consumers have an alternative product that allows them to vote with their wallet for the change they want to see in the world.
74% of Canadians have eco-anxiety, a growing worry about the impact of climate change ranging from a sense of helplessness to questioning whether they should procreate out of concern for the world their children will inherit.
Our solutions like Beer -> Bread, Barley milk, mushroom based home insulation help consumers and businesses to directly address eco-anxiety, food waste, food insecurity, and climate change through the food they consume on a daily basis.
We enable any food producing business to cost effectively incorporate viable food by-products that are typically discarded, turning them into “upcycled” foods (aka spent goods) while addressing food safety, consumers’ emotional needs as well as business financials, as a(n):
We focus on industrial food by-products (not household) in urban areas and find innovative ways to transform them into value
Ecosystem for businesses
Through relationship building and online tools, we are building an ecosystem where outputs from certain businesses become inputs for others
Sales and distributor
We curate food producers that incorporate viable food by-products to highlight their delicious foods to the foodie masses.
We assure Canadians that upcycled food is delicious and food safe, while nudging behaviour that directly reduces food waste and climate change.