FairPrice’s Sustainability Initiative with NParks’ OneMillionTrees Movement and “No Plastic Bag” to All Its Convenience Stores

NTUC FairPrice Foundation, the charity arm of NTUC FairPrice, has announced a S$180,000 contribution to the National Parks Board’s (NParks) Garden City Fund and OneMillionTrees movement as part of efforts to transform Singapore into a City in Nature at a tree planting activity held at Bedok Reservoir earlier today. All proceeds will go towards funding the planting of 600 trees as well as outreach programmes to promote awareness on conservation and to connect more people with nature. To foster community bonding, FairPrice also partnered with Fei Yue Community Services (Fei Yue) for the upcoming tree planting activities.

FairPrice has partnered with Fei Yue to plant the remaining 550 trees by the end of 2022. Both employees and beneficiaries of Fei Yue will come together under the guidance of NParks to complete these tree planting activities, in a safe and controlled manner in accordance with the latest safe management measures. Beneficiaries of Fei Yue include low-income families, children with special needs, at-risk youths, ex-offenders and elderly members.

Extension of the “No Plastic Bag” initiative

Launched in November 2019, the “No Plastic Bag” initiative is part of the FairPrice Plastic Bag Management Programme which aims to reduce excessive use of plastic bags and at the same time encourage behavioural change in customers. Two years later, it saw over 30 million plastic bags saved, and seven out of 10 customers who were willing to bring their own bags.

The initiative will continue at 24 FairPrice, Cheers and FairPrice Xpress stores for another year and will be extended to include all 167 Cheers and FairPrice Xpress stores from 1 January 2022 onwards.

Plastic bags are charged at S$0.20 and S$0.10 per transaction at selected supermarkets and convenience stores respectively. All proceeds go towards supporting green initiatives including the contribution towards NParks’ OneMillionTrees movement.

Let’s all support this sustainable initiative and strengthen our planet for generations to come.

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