Bringing Excess Food Back from the Brink

loading Calvin Chan Yi Xuan giving a talk at TEDxBayanLepas in April this year.

Calvin Chan Yi Xuan was barely 20 years old when he won the Penang Green Idol, an annual competition organised by the Penang Green Council to reward and encourage youths engaged in environmental issues. Today, the 23-year-old is the founder and director of Green Hero, an online platform that sells surplus food at discounted prices to a ready pool of college and university students, people struggling on a tight budget and other green activists. “Students make up a big part of my customers. We only deliver outside the eateries’ operating hours, so students who are up late come to us for something ...

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