Shoppers will need to pay $0.20 per transaction if they need plastic bags. ($0.10 instead, if you are buying from the participating Cheers or Fairprice Xpress outlets.)
This is of course, in a bid to encourage shoppers to reduce the use of plastic bags (and waste of course).
The amount collected from the plastic bag charge will go towards the Singapore Children’s Society and the Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.
These seven outlets are namely:
- FairPrice Xtra at Hougang One
- FairPrice Finest at Zhongshan Park
- FairPrice at Tai Seng
- FairPrice Xpress at 384 Lorong Chuan
- Cheers at 1 Create Way
- Cheers at 1 Anchorvale Street
- Cheers at 611 Aljunied Road
Alongside this, Fairprice also launched a $1million Fairprice Sustainability Fund, to address sustainability and environmental issues. This fund will be used to sponsor local projects that help to reduce packing, food or plastic waste.
If we don’t start now by reducing our plastic waste, who is going to help us protect the environment for the future? It might all be too late then.