You might soon need to bring your own bag for your groceries from NTUC FairPrice (FairPrice).
Today (4 Sep), FairPrice announced that they have launched a S$1 million “FairPrice Sustainability Fund”, which will see a month-long “No Plastic Bags” trial at seven FairPrice, Cheers, and FairPrice Xpress outlets.
The outlets are as follows:
- FairPrice Xtra @ Hougang One
- No. 1 Hougang St 91 #02-01 Hougang 1 Singapore 538692
- FairPrice Finest @ Zhong Shan Park
- 20 Ah Hood Road #02-01 Zhong Shan Park Singapore 329984
- FairPrice @ Tai Seng
- 18 Tai Seng St, #B1-13, Maple Tree 18, Singapore 539775
- 1 Create Way #01-01 Singapore 138602
- 1 Anchorvale St, Sengkang Community Hospital Singapore 544835
- 611 Aljunied Road Singapore 389830
- FairPrice Xpress
- 384 Lorong Chuan Singapore 556810
The trial begins on 16 Sep 2019.
FairPrice will be concurrently conducting a consumer sentiment survey on plastic bags usage to “better understand consumer behaviour and gather public feedback on efforts to encourage the community to ‘bring-your-own-bag'”.
Customers who require a bag will need to purchase them at 20 cents/transaction (FairPrice/FairPrice Finest/FairPrice Xtra) or 10 cents/transaction (Cheers/FairPrice Xpress).
Proceeds will go to the Singapore Children’s Society and The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.
FairPrice Is Committing S$1 Million To Promoting Sustainability
FairPrice also revealed in a press release that they will be working with not-for-profit organisation Zero Waste SG to “activate volunteers in educating customers on the initiative at the stores”.
In 2018, FairPrice had donated S$50,000 to the Singapore Environment Council (SEC) and Zero Waste SG to fund their sustainability efforts.
The $1 million FairPrice Sustainability Fund is also looking to sponsor projects that tackle waste reduction in Singapore, especially within a consumer-retail industry.
Proposal submissions are open to registered groups and organisations like civil societies, tertiary institutions, research institutions, charities and startups.
On the Fund, Mr Seah Kian Peng, CEO, NTUC FairPrice said: “Through the launch of the FairPrice Sustainability Fund, we aim to do better for the environment while also encouraging the community to do the same.”
“We hope that this fund can contribute to a greater collective impact in protecting our environment, especially for our future generation.”