Bring Your Own Bag

Campaign

#BYOBSG

WHAT IS THE BYOB CAMPAIGN?

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 will be involved in roadshows and outreach activities from July to October 2019.

what is being done in the byob campaign?

CASHIER TRAINING

Over 100 cashiers have been 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 hope to encourage shoppers to give away their excess reusable bags at home! Everyone can do so by donating their clean reusable bags into these bins. We will then give them out during roadshows.

BYOB ROADSHOWS

You will see us at 8 supermarket outlets throughout the 4 months. Pleasant surprises await you, just remember to Bring Your Own Bag 😉

Check out the roadshow dates below!

ONLINE ENGAGEMENT

We will be sharing BYOB and plastic bag usage reduction hacks throughout the campaign. Reducing excessive usage is easier than you think. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

why byob?

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.

what can i do to help reduce waste?

Refuse single-use plastic bags when not needed
Don’t leave home without a reusable bag #BYOBSG 
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Tag and praise a brand that has reduced their plastic bag usage

PARTICIPATING OUTLETS

Compass One

1 Sengkang Square #B1-25, Compass One Shopping Centre, Singapore 545078

One North Fusionopolis

1 Fusionopolis Way, #B2-03 One North, Singapore 138632

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

upcoming activities

From July to October 2019, join us at one of our roadshows. Here’s what you have to look forward to… 

Grab yourself a pre-loved reusable bag!

We will be redistributing reusable bags that we have collected through the reusable bag bin.

If you have many reusable bags at home, feel free to donate them via our bins at the eight outlets and we will share them with everyone at the supermarket!

Stand a chance to win an eco-kit! blank

Here’s how you can participate: 

(1) Bring Your Own Bag for your groceries!

(2) Snap a picture of yourself with your reusable bag in the supermarket and redeem an S-hook from us

(3) Tag @byosingapore and hashtag #BYOBSG

(4) Get ready to be 1 of the 2 monthly winners! Remember to make your account public.

REDEEM A PRIZE DURING BYOB HAPPY HOUR!

Redeem a prize when you bring your own reusable bag to shop at the supermarket during BYOB Happy Hour. Check out the calendar below to see when Happy Hours are. We promise it is something useful for future grocery runs!

Limited to the first 40 shoppers.

Date, Time
Location
BYOB Happy Hour
6 July, Saturday, 11am – 7pm Fairprice, City Square Mall 5pm – 6pm
7 July, Sunday, 11am – 7pm Fairprice, Hyper Sports Hub 5pm – 6pm
7 July, Sunday, 10am – 6pm Prime, Jurong West 763 11am – 12pm
10 July, Wednesday, 11am – 7pm Cold Storage, One North Fusionopolis 12pm – 1pm
14 July, Sunday, 11am – 7pm Prime, Joo Seng 11am – 12pm
28 July, Sunday, 11am – 7pm Prime, Joo Seng 11am – 12pm
28 July, Sunday, 10am – 6pm Prime, Jurong West 763 11am – 12pm
Date, Time
Location
BYOB Happy Hour
4 Aug, Sunday, 9am – 5pm Sheng Siong, Clementi West 720 11am – 12pm
4 Aug, Sunday, 10am – 6pm Prime, Jurong West 763 11am – 12pm
7 Aug, Wednesday, 11am – 7pm Cold Storage, One North Fusionopolis 12pm – 1pm
10 Aug, Saturday, 10am – 6pm Sheng Siong, Junction 10 11am – 12pm
11 Aug, Sunday, 11am – 7pm Fairprice, City Square Mall  5pm – 6pm
11 Aug, Sunday, 11am – 7pm Prime, Joo Seng 11am – 12pm
17 Aug, Saturday, 11am – 7pm Fairprice, Sports Hub 5pm – 6pm
18 Aug, Sunday, 9am – 5pm Sheng Siong, Clementi West 720  11am – 12pm
18 Aug, Sunday, 10am – 6pm Prime, Jurong West 763  11am – 12pm
18 Aug, Sunday, 11am – 7pm Fairprice, City Square Mall 5pm – 6pm
24 Aug, Saturday, 11am – 7pm Cold Storage, Compass One 11am – 12pm
24 Aug, Saturday, 10am – 6pm Sheng Siong, Junction 10  11am – 12pm
25 Aug, Sunday, 11am – 7pm Prime, Joo Seng 11am – 12pm
30 Aug, Friday, 11am – 7pm Cold Storage, One North Fusionopolis  12pm – 1pm
31 Aug, Saturday, 11am – 7pm Fairprice, Sports Hub 5pm – 6pm
31 Aug, Saturday, 11am – 7pm Cold Storage, Compass One  11am – 12pm

Calendar of events will be coming soon!

Calendar of events will be coming soon!