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The City of Brussels has taken several decisions in order to best respect the measures of the federal government in the fight against the coronavirus (Covid-19). More info: coronavirus measures by the City of Brussels.


End of plastic bags at Bockstael market

What is it about?

Since 3 March 2017, plastic bags have been banned from the Bockstael market, which takes place every Saturday morning. This measure was initially aimed at the non-food sector and was subsequently expanded to the food sector from 4 June 2017. In collaboration with Charve and the Regional Trade Service Atrium.Brussels, the City of Brussels started a campaign of sensitization.

What purpose?

The purpose of this measure is to make the neighborhood cleaner and to reduce waste production. For example, the Bockstael market anticipates the regional ban which will start on 1 September 2017 in the Brussels Region. For all other bags intended for the packaging of goods for retailers, the ban will enter into force one year later, on 1 September 2018.

End of plastic bags