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Doubts hang over Belgium's 'eco-cheques' scheme

27.09.11 @ 17:38

  1. By Méabh Mc Mahon

(Photo: EUobserver)

Brussels - Certain Belgian employees receive up to €250 worth a year in eco-cheques. They are designed to promote ecological buying by enticing people to buy bio products. They are also a way for employers to survive the smothering tax system in Belgium. But do they work? Can they really change the way customers think when they do their weekly shopping? And do employees even want them or would they rather have the cash?