Green news in France: October 2019

A monthly update on environmental events and occurrences in France: water bottles, autoroute littering, anti-pollution protests and rye straws innovation

Water bottle market filling up

Once the preserve of boy scouts and sportspeople, water bottles (gourdes) are becoming the drinking vessel of choice for French people as they look to make a personal gesture in the fight against single-use plastics.

Every second in France, 175 bottles of water are sold which, according to consumer statistics firm Planetoscope, this represents 5.5 billion bottles per year.

One company enjoying success in the re-usable bottle business is ...

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