The Eateries Outreach team focuses on partnering eateries in Singapore to support the adoption of sustainable practices.

Video Feature of top-rated eateries in sustainability 

After gathering feedback from the public on eco-friendly practices in eateries, we devised a stringent criterion for sustainable eateries, then narrowed down the list of sustainable eateries.

To document each eatery’s practices, we filmed scenes of their best practices as well as wrote an article.

  1. Foreword Coffee

  2. SaladStop!

  3.  VeganBurg

Following the Sustainable Eateries series, we partnered with NEA to create a checklist that serves as a guide for eateries to becoming more sustainable.

    Straw-Lite Eateries

    Straw-Lite Eateries was one of our early campaign, focusing on plastic straws. Plastic straws are ubiquitous across cafes and restaurants in Singapore, yet they are used for only minutes before being thrown away. Many straws find their way into the environment, polluting our beaches and injuring turtles and seabirds.

    We are currently reaching out to cafes and restaurants across Singapore to encourage them to adopt a “straw-lite” policy, so that they only give out straws when requested. We also encourage eateries to phase out plastic disposables from their operations wherever they can.

    We are proud to be working with the following partners:

    The Exchange
    The Exchange

    • $0.50 discount on coffee for bringing your own takeaway cup
    • No straws are given unless asked; if customers ask, paper straws are given
    Foreword Coffee
    Foreword Coffee

    • 10% discount for bringing your own takeaway cup
    • No straws are given unless asked; if customers ask, paper straws are given
    • Sells reusable metal straws at the counter
    The Lokal
    The Lokal

    • $1 discount for bringing your own takeaway cups
    • No straws are given unless asked; if customers ask, they are encouraged to reduce straw usage or bring their own reusable straw in the future
    • No plastic cutlery is given unless asked for takeaway and delivery orders
    • Sells reusable hand-blown glass coffee cups in 8oz and 12oz, each cup coming with a complimentary cup of coffee
    Plain Vanilla
    Plain Vanilla

    • 50 cent discount for bringing your own takeaway cup, and 5% discount on deli/breakfast/lunch items for bringing your own lunchbox
    • Metal straws used for dine-in orders at Tiong Bahru outlet. For takeaway, no straws are given unless asked; if customers ask, plant-based straws are given
    • No bottled water sold. Customers can refill their bottles for free at the water dispenser provided, or purchase a reusable glass bottle for $3
    • Reusable beeswax wrap instead of plastic wrap is used to store baked goods
    Veganburg
    VeganBurg

    • No straws are given unless asked; if customers ask, plant-based straws are given


    Baker & Cook

    • Plastic drinking straws have been removed from their stores. Bio-degradable straws made from corn will be available but only upon request.
    • They encourage the use of re-usable shopping bags. Customers can purchase their new re-usable Baker & Cook hessian bags for only $10 to reduce use of plastic carry bags.
    • Customers can receive a 50 cent discount from any size of take-away drink if they bring their own re-usable take away cup
    • Baker & Cook branded Sol reusable take-away coffee cups can be purchased instore.