25 bakeries in S’pore to reduce plastics, discounts offered for those who bring reusable containers
Some bakeries will be charging extra for plastic carriers too.
Remember to bring your reusables when buying your favourite pastries in future.
As part of a plastic-free campaign launched by the Bring Your Own (BYO) Singapore movement and sustainable youth organisation Project bECOme, 25 bakeries have made the move to encourage customers to use less single-use plastic packaging.
Discouraging bags for your bread
These 25 bakeries will do so through incentivising or disincentivising schemes, such as offering 10 or 20 cent discounts for customers who bring their own reusables.
Raintree Bakery in Tampines for example, will be docking 10 cents off each bread item if customers provide their own reusable container. Customers can also get 20 cents off their drink if they bring their own reusable cup.
Some bakeries will also be charging at least 10 cents for plastic carrier bags.
As part of the Plastic-free July campaign, bakeries have the decision to extend these schemes beyond July.
Bakeries who have committed to these plastic-reducing schemes permanently include Keong Saik Bakery, Maison Kayser, Gokoku Japanese Bakery, Raintree Bakery, The Muffinry, Breadwerks, Kraftwich and 99 Cafe.
Other bakeries who have implemented these schemes for the month of July only are:
- Crown Bakery
- Barcook Bakery
- Eastern Highland Healthy Cakehouse
- Yes Natural
- Bread Garden
- Chez Rose
- Oishi Pan
- Asanoya Boulangerie
- Jolly Cake Shop
Auntie Anne’s, famous for their pretzels, will implement its scheme for at least the rest of 2019.
Another six bakeries are participating in the campaign, but have not confirmed their specific schemes.
Bread Without Bags Fair
A Bread Fair will also be held at City Square Mall on July 20, 2019, as part of the campaign.
The fair will feature 12 of the bakeries involved in the campaign, all of which will be selling their pastries at discounted prices according to their specific schemes.
Those visiting the Bread Fair are encouraged to bring their own reusables.
Aside from the spread of bread and snacks, other sustainable businesses, such as The Tinkerbox, Revolv and Earthly SG, selling eco-friendly products, will be occupying booths there as well.
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Address: Fountain Square of City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Rd, Singapore 208539
Opening hours: 11am – 7pm
Top photo from Keong Saik Bakery / FB and Maison Eric Kayser Singapore / FB