Encourage the economic sector, including shops, street vendors aand catering outlets, to prevent and combat littering in public spaces
60. The food and retail sectors must contribute to the fight against litter and to urban cleanliness through firm and specific commitments.
Working to obtain, via the Belgian food packaging and retail federations (Comeos and Fevia), firm and specific commitments from large-scale retailers with regard to their management of their waste and their efforts to combat litter, and more generally within the framework of public policies on urban cleanliness in the Brussels-Capital Region.
61. Establishments that distribute packaged food and drinks must participate in communication and consumer awareness-raising about the fight against litter and fly-tipping, and contribute to local litter-picking operations.
Initiating and coordinating, through the Belgian food packaging and retail federations, creative information and awareness campaigns through a range of communication channels, addressing their consumers on the issue of litter and fly-tipping in order to contribute to the response to the challenges of urban cleanliness, in particular through waste collection actions organised by retail companies and groups.
62. Defining spaces where fast food chains and supermarkets are responsible for maintaining urban cleanliness in their catchment areas, thereby improving their brand image and the living environment of the inhabitants.
Getting the federations to work with the authorities to define spaces where fast food chains and supermarkets are responsible for maintaining urban cleanliness in their catchment areas in order to improve their brand image and the living environment of the inhabitants.
63. Shops and fast food establishments are required to inform their customers and invest in waste-sorting facilities near their establishments or in their car parks.
Getting the retail chains, with the support of the federations, to invest in sorting infrastructure for waste arising from products consumed in the vicinity of their establishments, such as in the car parks of supermarkets or weekly markets, and informing them about their obligation to keep their areas clean.
64. Companies must play their part in the fight against litter and disseminate good practices, particularly through events organised in public spaces.
Raising awareness and providing information, through the retail federations, about the role that businesses can play in combating litter, particularly in the context of events organised in public spaces and of weekly markets, and disseminating good practices. Retailers’ associations will be invited to participate in the thematic meetings of the regional cooperation council.
65. Setting rules about respecting the environment and public cleanliness in connection with any distribution of consumer product samples.
Ensuring that the distribution of samples of consumer products or other types of products in public spaces is done in such a way as to comply with waste legislation.