NTUC FairPrice (FairPrice), today, announced that over 9 million plastic bags were saved and more than $450,000 in rebates were given out through the FairPrice Green Rewards Scheme last year. To commemorate Earth Day, FairPrice will join individuals and organisations around the world to pledge its commitment to protect the planet and secure a sustainable future, and urges its partners and customers to be eco-friendly.
Mr Koh Kok Sin, Chairperson of the FairPrice Green Committee, said, “Securing a sustainable future for our Earth is the responsibility of everyone in this generation. We continue to upgrade and make our stores as eco-friendly as possible, find ways to raise environmental consciousness among shoppers, and encourage them to Think Green and Shop Green. We are encouraged that our customers recognise the call to care for the Earth, and share our commitment to save plastic bags and take on other sustainable initiatives. We will continue to work together with our stakeholders to build a green and eco-friendly Singapore.”
FairPrice first launched the FairPrice Green Rewards Scheme in 2007 to urge shoppers to use less plastic bags. Since then, FairPrice has given out more than $2.3 million in rebates which has resulted in an estimated 46.5 million plastic bags saved. In the same period, FairPrice has seen an increase in plastic bags saved at its stores by about 10 percent year-on-year; and recorded the highest number of plastic bags saved last year.