What is it about?
Keep an eye on this space for BYOB 2020!
The Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB) campaign aims to educate and encourage Singaporeans to bring their own reusable bags to do their shopping, instead of taking single-use plastic bags. This campaign is in support of National Environment Agency’s (NEA) “Say Yes to Waste Less” nationwide campaign.
The supermarket brands involved are FairPrice, Cold Storage (Dairy Farm Group), Sheng Siong and Prime Supermarket. Eight outlets across the four supermarket brands were involved in roadshows and outreach activities from July to October 2019.
What was done?
Over 100 cashiers were trained on the plastic crisis and how to engage and encourage customers to use less single-use plastic bags and bring their own reusable bags.
Reusable Bag Bins
Instead of producing more reusable bags, we collected clean reusable bags donated by the public in our BYOB bins. We then gave them out during roadshows.
We were at 8 supermarket outlets throughout the 4 months, where pleasant surprises were waiting for shoppers like YOU! 🙂
BYOB Reusable Bag Bin Locations
FairPrice Finest, 311 New Upper Changi Road, #B2-60, Singapore 467360
City Square Mall
FairPrice, 180 Kitchener Road, #B1-09/10, Singapore 208359
Warehouse Club, 1 Joo Koon Circle, Level 3, Singapore 629117
FairPrice Xtra, 50 Jurong Gateway Road, #B1-21/22 and #B3-01, Singapore 608549
FairPrice, Blk 676, Woodlands Drive 71, #B1-02, Singapore 730676
Nanyang Technological University
Prime Supermarket, 50 Nanyang Ave, #01-26/27/28 North Spine, Singapore 639798
FairPrice, 681 Punggol Drive Oasis Terrace, #B1-01, Singapore 820681
The Clementi Mall
FairPrice Finest, 3155 Commonwealth Avenue West, #B1-12/13/14, Singapore 129588
FairPrice’s Reusable Bag Donation Locations
FairPrice Xtra, 1 Hougang St 91, #02-01, Singapore 538692
Kallang Wave Mall
FairPrice Xtra, 1 Stadium Place, #01-29, Singapore 397628
FairPrice Finest, 100 Tras Street, #B1-01, Singapore 079027
Zhong Shan Park
FairPrice Finest, 20 Ah Hood Road, #02-01, Singapore 329984
Paya Lebar Quarter
FairPrice Finest, 10 Paya Lebar Road, #B2-09, Singapore 409057
FairPrice Finest, 65 Airport Boulevard, #B2-10, Singapore 819663
FairPrice Finest, 107 North Bridge Rd, #B1-10, Singapore 179105
Bukit Timah Plaza
FairPrice Finest, 1 Jalan Anak Bukit, #B1-01 and #B2-01, Singapore 588996
FairPrice Finest, 491 River Valley Road, #01-14, Singapore 248371
FairPrice, 587 Bukit Timah Rd, #01-01, Singapore 269707
Orchid Country Club
FairPrice, 1 Orchid Club Road, #01-34, Singapore 769162
Maple Tree 18
FairPrice, 18 Tai Seng St, #B1-13, Singapore 539775
THE PLASTICS PROBLEM IN SINGAPORE
Plastics are among the top 3 waste types we generate as a nation, a staggering 949.3 million kilograms. However, in 2018, we only recycled 4% of all plastic waste. This makes plastics the no. 1 waste we disposed of as a nation. In 2018, about 164.5 million kilograms of domestic waste were disposables, enough to fill about 300 Olympic-size swimming pools (Source: CNA).
Singapore throws away 2,640 plastic bags every 3 seconds (Source: CNA) and takes a whopping 820 million plastic bags from supermarkets alone (Source: SEC). Yet, about 60% of Singaporeans have more than 20 excess plastic bags at home (Source: Zero Waste SG). We hope to reduce Singapore’s excessive use of plastic bags by encouraging more people to BYOB when shopping at the supermarkets.
How Can I Help Reduce Waste?
Refuse single-use plastic bags when not needed
Reuse packaging for trash
Tag and praise a brand that has reduced their plastic bag usage
Join us at any of our roadshows from July to October 2019!
Grab a Pre-loved Reusable Bag
From our Bag Bins
We’re distributing bags collected from our reusable bag bins. Donate your bags via our bins at the 8 outlets and we’ll share them at the supermarket! Bins available till Oct 2019.
Get a free produce bag
At BYOB Happy Hour
Replace single-use plastic bags you use in supermarkets for fruits and veggies. Get your free zero-waste, reusable produce bag during Happy Hour! Limited to the first 40 shoppers.
CITY SQUARE MALL
180 Kitchener Road, #B1-09/10, Singapore 208539
HYPER SPORTS HUB
1 Stadium Place, #01-29, Singapore 397628
Prime Joo Seng 01
Blk 1 Upper Aljunied Lane, #01-01, Singapore 360001
Prime Jurong West 763
Blk 763 Jurong West St 75, #01-01, Singapore 640763
Clementi West 720 Supermarket
Blk 720 Clementi West St 2, #01-144, Singapore 120720
Junction 10 Supermarket
No.1 Woodlands Road, #01-07, Singapore 677899
1 Sengkang Square #B1-25, Compass One Shopping Centre, Singapore 545078
One North Fusionopolis
1 Fusionopolis Way, #B2-03 One North, Singapore 138632