About this campaign
83% of people eat at or buy takeaways from hawker centres at least once a week.
Source: NEA Perception Survey of Hawker Centre Patrons
The Bring Your Own Container campaign works together with hawker centres, the community and hawkers to work towards curbing the excessive use of our disposables.
According to a survey from Today Online, an extra 1,334 tonnes of plastic waste (92 double-decker buses), was generated from takeaway and delivery meals during the two-month circuit breaker period of stay-home curbs.
The campaign is centered around hawker centres as they are the heart of our towns.
The Triple Win Scenario
For both patrons and hawkers.
Why pay the surcharge for the disposable if you can reuse a container over and over again?
Hawkers save money when they give out less materials. Even if they charge for containers, they only cover their cost value.
Eg. The time and energy to produce the disposables, transport & dispose, cleaning effort for the cleaners, environmental impact
What's been going on?
Thanks to our dedicated pool of volunteers, we’ve already conducted some pre-campaign outreach.
We’ve been stall-to-stall to meet hawkers to get their buy-in for the BYOC campaign and to understand how we can help with their challenges in shaping a BYOC culture.
We’ve been physically counting the number of BYOC patrons and non-BYOC patrons at select stalls over the past few weeks.
With our host, Charlotte Mei, we rallied our friends across Singapore to bring their own in their neighbourhoods.
Senior Minister of State for Ministry of Sustainability and Environment, Dr Amy Khor, also joined us as Guest of Honour for a walkabout around Tiong Bahru Market to chat with patrons and encourage everyone to reduce their disposable usage. Watch the video by clicking on the image, or watch it here.
This campaign could not have been possible without the support of our Partners!
Every Saturday & Sunday
|9am – 12pm: Tiong Bahru Market|
|10am – 1pm: Clementi, Marine Parade Central, Kampung Admiralty & Our Tampines Hub|
Note: There will be no roadshows on 13th and 14th Feb due to CNY festivities
To excess disposables
Spread the word
Praise brands/shops who do BYO well, both virtually and in-person.
Caption your picture with one of our taglines and tag @byosingapore with #BYOCSG #BYOSG #BYO #reusables #SGUnited for a chance to be featured!
Show your support for the BYOC movement, wherever you are!
Use reusables. They are better
Use reusables. They look better
Use reusables. The food tastes better
Use reusables. They are healthier
#BYOCSG #BYOSG #BYO #reusables #SGUnited
To show your support for the campaign and to learn more about it, click here for more interesting downloadables that you can post on social media, or if you’re a business, in your stores. Remember to take a picture and tag us so we can share too!