Upcycling bread into beer

It’s that time of the week when we tell you about a few of our favourite companies that are doing their best to give back.

This week we have clothes, loo roll, and even beer that are all giving back in some way. Keep reading to find out just what they’re doing to make our world a better place!


Toast Ale, an amazing company that turns leftover bread that would otherwise be wasted into beer, has raised £2 million in funding. Investors include the National Geographic Society, Heineken International and sustainable business leader Paul Polman.

The money raised will go back into the business, which has so far paired with 86 breweries since launching in 2016, and upcycled 2.9 million slices of surplus bread. The money will help Toast Ale to continue its incredible mission of reducing food waste and creating delicious beer along the way!


Fat Face has organised a collaboration with Shelter, a housing and homelessness charity. During the cost of living crisis, charities like Shelter are more important than ever, and Fat Face has decided to give back to help them out!

With their new collection, FatFace donates 10% of every sale to Shelter. So far, they have raised £276,719 for Shelter, which will go towards supporting people who are experiencing homelessness or insecure housing this winter.


Who Gives A Crap is a fantastic organisation that sells, wait for it, toilet paper. But what makes toilet paper so great? Who Gives A Crap loo roll is made either of bamboo or recycled paper – your choice. Regardless, it comes in adorable, plastic-free packaging, and is soft as a baby’s bum.

But it doesn’t stop there – an incredible 50% of Who Gives A Crap’s profits are donated to impact partners to help provide people around the world with access to clean water and toilets. So far, Who Gives A Crap has raised $11,222,000 AUD for their cause. That’s pretty awesome!

This article aligns with the UN SDGs Responsible Consumption and Production, Clean Water and Sanitation and Zero Poverty.