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Parisians Get Free Sparkling Water on Tap

Posted By Cameron Scott On September 23, 2010 @ 2:45 pm In Environment,Green Graphics & Packaging,Innovation,Water Issues | 1 Comment

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We recently reported on bubbly going green [2], and now bubbly water is following suit [3]. The Parisian water utility is offering free “pétillant” at the Jardin de Reuilly, giving lovers of the fizzy stuff the chance to kick the plastic bottle habit.

The French aren’t the first to offer sparkling water sans bottle: Italy — whose paisanos drink a splash more carbonated water than the French — has more than 200 carbonated water fountains, which replace some 2,300 bottles a day.

According for Eau de Paris’ spokesman Phillippe Burguière, the water is chilled to 43 to 46 degrees before carbon dioxide is injected “to make the bubbles thin and tasty.”

A la vôtre!

Via New York Times [3]

Photo © Philippe Wojazer/Reuters [3]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/23/parisians-get-free-sparkling-water-on-tap/eau-de-paris/

[2] bubbly going green: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/01/the-champagne-bottle-slims-down-to-cut-its-carbon-footprint/

[3] following suit: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/22/world/europe/22paris.html

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