Disposable Carrier Bag Charge at Supermarkets
From 3 July 2023, larger supermarket operators with a company-level annual turnover of more than $100 million, will charge a minimum of 5 cents for each disposable carrier bag.
The mandatory charge will cover around 400, or about two-thirds, of all supermarket outlets across Singapore. These include large supermarket chains such as NTUC FairPrice, Cold Storage, Giant, and Sheng Siong. These supermarkets will be easily identifiable through collaterals displayed at their premises.
The charge will apply to all disposable carrier bags, not just plastic bags, as all bags require resources and generate carbon emissions during their production and disposal.
Consumers are highly encouraged to bring along reusable bags when out shopping, as we take an important step towards zero waste.
More info: Media Factsheet