Nearly 10 million lamps and light fixtures were collected by the Belgians in 2018. To reward that, Recupel launched a campaign in which every Belgian could identify his or her 'hidden treasures': beautiful but undervalued places that deserve to be put in the spotlight. 'Memory of Expo 58' in Laeken was one of the winners.
From 1 March 2020, the Rue du Marché au Charbon (between the Place Fontainas and the Rue du Jardin des Olives) and the Rue du Jardin des Olives (between the Rue du Marché au Charbon and the Rue de la Gouttière) will become a pedestrian zone. Car traffic is then no longer allowed.