About #BYOBclean hand sanitiser

The sanitiser is water-based, with BKC or Benzalkonium Chloride (0.054%), and Polymeric Biguanide Hydrochloride (0.004%) as its active ingredients. BKC at 0.05% is effective against germs including coronaviruses.

This sanitiser is biodegradable. It has no alcohol, is not flammable, not toxic, and not corrosive.

It is a safe disinfectant for your skin.

Keep away from children.

Do not apply to the eyes, nose or mouth. Do not drink it.

If you have rashes or allergies from frequent use, stop using it, and see a doctor if necessary.

Spray or pump enough to rub all over your hands. Rub until dry, for at least 20 seconds and leave on. Re-apply every few hours if you wish.

It is best to use within 6 months, as it is filled in a recycled bottle.

The cleaner your bottle, the longer the sanitiser will be good for. Dirty bottles reduce and shorten the effectiveness of your sanitiser. 

Commercial sanitisers bottled in sterile conditions are typically good for at least 4 years.

When you no longer need it, empty and crush your bottle for recycling.

Store it in a cool, dry place. Do not mix it up with drinks or other household liquids, and keep away from children.

The santisers are not from the national stockpile.

Bottles

You are recommended to bring:
  • Shampoo/liquid soap bottles, with a dispenser pump or
  • Any plastic, PET or glass bottle, with a leak-proof cap.
Wash, rinse and dry the bottle thoroughly, especially the cap or pump area before removing any existing labels on your bottle.
You may bring up to 5 clean bottles with capacity of at least 100ml each. We are sorry that we are unable to accommodate requests for smaller bottles, or more than 5 bottles.

To encourage all of us to be environmentally-conscious, we hope everyone can repurpose and re-use their own bottles. Any PET bottles such as mineral water bottles or shampoo bottles can be used for collection.

You can also check if your family, friends or neighbours have extra bottles to share with you.

Collection

From 23 to 29 March, you can collect your hand sanitiser from any Community Centre/Club and participating CapitaLand malls. Your pamphlet is colour coded for the day of collection, to avoid overcrowding. Priority will be given to those whose pamphlets match the day’s colour. For others holding different colour-coded pamphlets, you may have to wait a little longer to collect your sanitiser, and if there is a queue, you may be asked to come back another time to avoid crowding at the collection centres.

If you have missed your allocated collection from 23 to 29 March, you can still collect from 30 March to 5 April at any participating CapitaLand mall. The last day of collection is 5 April at any participating CapitaLand mall.

Yes, please bring their pamphlets along to collect on their behalf. Each pamphlet entitles you to 500ml of hand sanitiser.

Please call the hotline at 1800 738 2000 (16 March – 5 April 2020) if you need any help.

We have enough to supply 500ml of hand sanitiser for every household in Singapore. There is no danger that we will run out before you collect, but this is also why everyone needs to bring their pamphlet with them to collect.

All households will receive a collection pamphlet with collection details and other key information.

To collect the hand sanitiser, you can just bring the pamphlet along to the collection centre, along with a clean bottle.

Before filling your bottle, we will paste a special label to identify your bottle of hand sanitiser.
Each household will receive a collection pamphlet which entitles you to collect up to 500ml of free hand sanitiser.

The #BYOBclean initiative distributes up to 500ml of free hand sanitiser to each household to help Singapore residents stay safe and healthy.

The free sanitiser is not for sale or resale.

500ml of sanitiser can typically last for about a month for a small household (4 persons).

General

The #BYOBclean project is part of Temasek Foundation’s Stay Prepared initiative to prepare for emergencies and build the community resilience of people in Singapore so that we can all be ready to respond and work together to minimise the impact of emergencies.

To ensure that people in Singapore, especially those in the frontline, stay prepared during this critical period, Temasek Foundation is working with partners to provide free hand sanitisers to the public.

If you do not need the sanitiser, do consider giving the pamphlet to a friend or neighbour whom you think needs it more.

Volunteers at the collection centres will have their temperature taken before and after their shifts. The collection schedules are planned such that the crowds at the collection centres are kept manageable and to avoid any overcrowding.

If you are feeling unwell, please see a doctor and rest at home.

Social distancing will also be practised at the collection centres.  If you come to the collection centre on a day other than your designated one, and there is a queue, you may be asked to come back another time to avoid crowding at collection centres.

You can call the #BYOBClean hotline at 1800 738 2000 from 16 March – 5 April 2020 if you need any help. The hotline operates daily from 9am to 9pm.