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Launch of the Second BayGreen Installation, Titled “There is No Planet B”

Seafood is a very popular dietary choice in Singapore, however, very few of us understand the dangers that are facing sea life and the waters that surround our island.

75% of the fish that we consume are caught irresponsibly, and 80% of all fish species have been overexploited. If we keep going at this rate, Singapore will run out of fish by 2048. Considering that 95% of our seafood is imported, this will threaten our food security.

Visit our second BayGreen installation, titled "There is No Planet B" at Marina Bay Link Mall (B2-10) and give our ocean sustainability the attention it needs. Explore the issues affecting our oceans and discover alarming facts surrounding rising sea levels, the underlying effect of the overpopulation of jellyfish, and the complications to marine and our lives.

We invite you to join us and discover how you can take steps to channel your efforts towards collective actions, to change the way we treat this pillar of resource. Together, we can change the tides.

Join By The Bay in our efforts to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Your small actions can make a big difference.

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Shoes . Clothes . Food . Contact Lens Blisters . E-Waste . Paper .

Let's recycle and upcycle right, together with BayGreen! Contamination can occur if we do not practice proper recycling habits. Your recyclable and upcycable items may eventually be diverted to the incineration plants, if not deposited via the proper channel, and can do more harm than good to the environment.

From clothes, shoes, contact lens blisters, to food, e-waste and paper, learn more about recycling these everyday essentials the right way and give your used items a new life through BayGreen.

From 21 March 2022 onwards, you drop your recyclables off at the BayGreen Community Space.

shoe donation

Give Your Used Shoes a New Purpose

By The Bay has collaborated with Soles4Souls, a social enterprise that turns unwanted shoes and clothing into opportunities by keeping them from going to waste and putting them to good use. To date, By The Bay has collected 252 pairs of shoes and is heartened to know that they translate to providing four months of food, shelter and education for one family, as beneficiaries of Soles4Souls.

Join us in this portfolio effort to donate your shoes and change someone's life.

Why donate?

  • Provide relief: New shoes are collected and distributed to the less fortunate globally.
  • Fight poverty: Donated shoes are also sold, with the funds used to help beneficiaries launch and sustain small businesses.
  • Protect the environment by putting used goods to good use, instead of wasting away in a landfill
  • Empower women: Soles4Souls ensures women have equal opportunities and get the recognition they deserve

Contributions of used shoes are most welcome! Drop them off at the By The Bay Community Space @ MBLM.

clothes donation

Donate your Pre-loved Clothes

All clothes collected will be donated to beneficiaries or upcycled into practical gift items coordinated by our friends at The Sustainability Project.

You can drop them off at the clothes donation bin at the By The Bay Community Space @ MBLM.

food bank

Donate Excess Food

Do you have more than what you need in your pantry? How about channeling some of these excess items as food donations? In collaboration with The Food Bank Singapore, drop off unopened, unexpired dry/packaged food items with at least 4 weeks to expiry date into the food donation bin at the By The Bay Community Space @ MBLM.

contact lens recycling

Recycle Your Contact Lens Blisters: (Separately)

Did you know that only 4% of plastics in Singapore is recycled?* The rest ends up in landfills or incineration plants. Let's do better: In collaboration with Two of a Kind, collect your used contact lens blisters and send them to Project 2x2 for recycling.

Launched in October 2019, Project 2x2 (pronounced "two by two") is Singapore's first contact lens blister recycling program by Two of a Kind. Project 2x2 collects ANY and ALL contact lens plastic blisters for recycling.

Two of a Kind is Singapore's first and only homegrown independent and direct-to-consumer contact lens brand. Just like you, it wants to make sure that the plastic it collects, sorts and processes is done responsibly. What you usually dispose of after single-use is processed into feedstock material that finds its way back into new and repurposed applications and products. This contributes to a more circular, less wasteful and less pollutive plastics system.

Why contribute to Project 2x2 instead of just recycling in the blue bin?

Every year Singaporeans throw away 1 million tonnes of plastic. Let's be real: It's really hard to separate small disposables from the plastic trash we generate. That's why our recycling rate is low. Plastics need to be sorted, cleaned and homogenous to be ready for recycling. The system also filters out any items smaller than 6 cm to be sent directly for incineration. When you contribute to Project 2x2, you're truly making a difference by helping solve issues at its source.

How does it work?

  1. Drop off loose blisters into the collection box at the By The Bay Community Space @ MBLM
  2. OR sign up here to receive an envelope (mailed to you FOC!) or pick them up from the Concierge counter at Marina Bay Financial Centre/One Raffles Quay/Marina Bay Link Mall. Better yet, use an upcycled envelope to collect your used blisters (foils removed) over time.
  3. Next, mail your recycling envelopes to 39B North Canal Road, Singapore 059295. Alternatively, drop them off at the Concierge counter at Marina Bay Financial Centre/One Raffles Quay/Marina Bay Link Mall!
  4. The plastic blisters are sorted, processed into a pellet form, and re-used for new product applications such as clothing fibres, industrial fibres, food containers, etc.

Source: National Environment Agency

alba ewaste

Recycle Your E-Waste

Did you know that unwanted e-waste can pose health and environmental hazards if not disposed properly?

Around 60,000 tonnes of electronic and electrical waste (e-waste) are thrown out from homes and companies each year. This is equivalent to about 70 mobile phones being discarded by each person a year in Singapore.

In collaboration with Alba, to support Singapore's first nationwide initiative to better manage the growing amount of e-waste, Alba's 3-in-1 e-waste recycling bins are now placed in various locations within the By The Bay portfolio.

E-waste that you can deposit:

  • Batteries
  • Light bulbs
  • Information and communication technology (ICT) equipment such as:
  • Printers
  • Computers
  • Laptops
  • Mobile phones
  • Tablets
  • Network equipment
  • Set-top boxes
  • Desktop monitors

Where are Alba e-waste bins located?

- By The Bay Community Space @ MBLM
- One Raffles Quay (Towards Raffles Place MRT, near Cedele)
- Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3 (Ground level, near drop-off point)

Source: Channel News Asia

paper recycling

Recycle Your Paper (For Corporate Tenants)

Singapore's overall recycling rate fell to a 10-year low of 52% in 2020, down from 59% in 2019.

Most alarmingly, the most significant drop in recycling rate was for paper and cardboard, which declined from 44% in 2019 to 38% last year.

With our one and only landfill site - Semakau - expected to be completely filled in less than 15 years based on our current waste generation rate, we must think out of the (recycling) box for more ways to speed up our recycling rates while reducing our carbon footprint.

For tenants at By The Bay, we encourage you to recycle paper at our Eco Smart Paper Recycling Machines, placed across the portfolio.

By signing up as a corporate exercise, tenants will receive a unique QR and account code to log in to their account, track contributions, and be rewarded for recycling efforts.

If you or your company at By The Bay would like to find out more and participate in this paper recycling effort as a corporate exercise please contact us at: sustainability@rqam.com.sg

Types of Paper Accepted

  • Books, magazines or newpapers
  • Shredded paper
  • Paper carton boxes

Venue: Bin Centre at MBFC Tower 2 and 3, ORQ

oil recycling

Recycle Excess Oil: (For Retail Tenants)

Recycle Excess Oil: (For Retail Tenants)

Skyland Bio-Energy will collect used oil once a week or anytime when the oil drum/container is full.

Venue: Bin Centre at MBFC Tower 2 and 3

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