BYO Schools Programme


Zero Waste SG is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to help Singapore eliminate the concept of waste. This year, we are partnering with Guardians of the S.E.A.A. on a new nationwide BYO (Bring Your Own) Schools Programme.

Guardians of the S.E.A.A. is the new conservation group of S.E.A. Aquarium that takes greater strides in supporting conservation research, education and public engagement efforts by bringing together a community of people to protect the marine environment.

Marine litter is mostly made up of plastics, and poses harm to marine animals through ingestion or entanglement. The BYO Schools Programme will inculcate good BYO habits among the young and encourage them to reduce plastic disposables and protect the marine environment.

The programme aims to engage students on plastic disposables and marine litter through assembly talks and exhibitions, and to encourage them to bring their own reusables (bottle, container, utensils or bag) and reduce plastic disposables in the school via a reward card system.

For the BYO Schools Programme, schools can contact us for the assembly talk. After the talk, the school will set up a BYO reward system at the stalls in the school for 1-2 months. Students will receive the BYO Schools reward card.

Students would bring their own reusable container, bottle, utensils or bag to replace plastic disposables when they buy food, drinks and other items from the stalls in the school. The stall owners would give a sticker for each student who BYO, and students can collect 10 stickers on their reward card to receive a certificate and enter a lucky draw to win a visit to the S.E.A. Aquarium.

The BYO Schools Programme is now open to all primary and secondary schools in Singapore. Sign up by contacting Hailin at hailin@zerowastesg.com today!