Thursday, September 23, 2010
This new water fountain in a Paris park dispenses still and sparkling water...it's a novelty and a convenience but also an attempt to wean the French off plastic bottles. (The French are #8 worldwide in terms of bottled water consumption, generating 262,000 tons of plastic waste last year.) As you'll see in this video, the fountain, known as la pétillante (“the bubbly” ), has made quite the splash. Read the Guardian's story here (yes, I swiped their great headline) and the New York Times' story here.