❌ In 2019, according to the @European Federation of Bottled Waters (EFBW), the French people consumed 8.87 billion litres of water from plastic bottles, or 132.8 litres per capita. Only one bottle out of two is recycled according to @Plastics Europe.
💀 The @European Commission estimated in 2016 that the production and incineration of plastic is responsible for the emission of 400 million tons of CO2 equivalent in the world each year, 30% more than the annual emissions of a country like France.
📉 Eco-designing plastic bottles without changing the consumption model will not significantly reduce the amount of plastic spilled into our ecosystems nor the amount of CO2 emitted by the production and incineration of plastic.
💧 France has excellent quality tap water. 98.2% of the population was supplied with water that consistently met the regulatory quality limits for microbiological parameters. This percentage is in continual growth since 2018.
❓ Bottled water pollutes at least 1400 times more than tap water. So, why do we keep using single-use water bottles in a city where good quality drinking water runs on all public taps?
🔨 @Ville de Paris and @Eau de Paris have decided to act.
📍 “Here I choose the water of Paris” network allows residents and visitors to fill their container (like a bottle) free of charge with the taps available locally, especially at merchants. This initiative brings together traders, third places and other professionals. These sites are traceable by a sticker “Here I choose the water of Paris” glued in the window or on the door. After only a few months, there are already more than 200 merchants in the network, and much more to come.
📲 This initiative echoes the “Refill” application. More than 274,000 Refill Stations offer water refills globally. With 400,000 app downloads and 100 million pieces of plastic avoided to date, Refill has the power to create a wave of change and stop plastic pollution at source.
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Monday News 14_03_2022 Water
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