No plastic wegwerpzakjes more at cash registers in Brussels

From 1 september, traders in Brussels no plastic wegwerpzakjes more to offer at the box office. The ban stems from a European directive and consumers to encourage more environmentally-friendly alternatives such as reusable bags.

Bags to fruit and vegetables packaging continue until september 1, 2018 admitted. © Getty Images/iStockphoto

The ban on disposable kassazakjes applies to all traders in Brussels, ranging from supermarkets and convenience stores, night shops, to frietkoten and market stalls. Also in clothing stores, and other non-food stores are the wegwerpzakjes taboo.

The measure does not mean the end of all plastic bags in the Brussels shops. Bags, for example fruit and vegetables, packaging, or food that can leak, will continue until september 1, 2018 admitted. Traders can also their stock wegwerpzakjes at the checkout until the end of november this year rid.

Wallonia banned at the end of last year all the plastic sachets for one time consumption at the cash register. Since march of this year, in the Walloon supermarkets also no thin plastic bags to find more fruits and vegetables to packing.

In Flanders is the competent minister Joke Schauvliege (CD&V) in favour of a total ban, but they found no majority for this.

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