BreadTalk Will Charge For Plastic Bags Starting 15 Nov

Yesterday (4 Nov), FairPrice announced that they will be charging for plastic bags from 11 Nov.

Also getting behind the green effort is BreadTalk.

According to a press release, they are launching a “One Less Bag” trial from 15 Nov. The trial aims to reduce plastic bag usage by at least 50%.

Bread packaged in newly-designed carrier

Once the trial commences 15 Nov, breads will be packaged in bags of 3 in a newly-designed plastic carrier.

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Image courtesy of BreadTalk press release

The carrier even has a handle at the top so you won’t have to waste another plastic bag to store your plastic bag of breads like in the example below.

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Current situation: Double bagging breads 
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Nevertheless, to encourage customers to reduce plastic bag wastage, BreadTalk is charging $0.10 for each of these plastic carriers.

Trial affects 5 BreadTalk outlets

For now, 5 BreadTalk outlets will be under this trial:

  • City Square Mall
  • Funan Mall
  • Jewel Changi Airport
  • Marina Bay Sands
  • Westgate

BreadTalk also mentioned that notices about the trial have been put up in these stores, warning those who are unaware.

The trial will be 3-months long, ending on 14 Feb 2020. So until then, if you’re planning on visiting any of these BreadTalk outlets, remember to bring your own bags — if not to save money, then to save our earth.

Feature images adapted from Marketing Interactive and Foursquare.





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