Bring Your Own Bag

Campaign

#BYOBSG

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?

Cashier Training

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.

BYOB Roadshows

We were at 8 supermarket outlets throughout the 4 months, where pleasant surprises were waiting for shoppers like YOU! 🙂

Online Engagement

We shared BYOB and plastic bag usage reduction hacks throughout the campaign. Find out how to reduce excessive usage on our Instagram and Facebook.

BYOB Reusable Bag Bin Locations

Bedok Mall

FairPrice Finest, 311 New Upper Changi Road, #B2-60, Singapore 467360

City Square Mall

FairPrice, 180 Kitchener Road, #B1-09/10, Singapore 208359

Fairprice Hub

Warehouse Club, 1 Joo Koon Circle, Level 3, Singapore 629117

Jem

FairPrice Xtra, 50 Jurong Gateway Road, #B1-21/22 and #B3-01, Singapore 608549

Kampung Admiralty

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

Punggol Oasis

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

Hougang One

FairPrice Xtra, 1 Hougang St 91, #02-01, Singapore 538692

Kallang Wave Mall

FairPrice Xtra, 1 Stadium Place, #01-29, Singapore 397628

100AM

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

Terminal 3

FairPrice Finest, 65 Airport Boulevard, #B2-10, Singapore 819663

Funan Mall

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

Valley Point

FairPrice Finest, 491 River Valley Road, #01-14, Singapore 248371

Coronation Plaza

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

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.

How Can I Help Reduce Waste?

Don’t leave home without a reusable bag #BYOBSG

Refuse single-use plastic bags when not needed

Reuse packaging for trash

Tag and praise a brand that has reduced their plastic bag usage

Campaign Events

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.

 

Win an Eco-Kit

How to participate

Follow us on Instagram or Facebook and get ready to be 1 of the 2 monthly winners of a Hydroflask and a reusable BAGGU bag from RALLY RALLY!

 

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.

 

Participating Outlets

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

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