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Paris Rolls Out Public Waste Sorting Stations

The city tested a recycling station in one district and officials felt good enough about the results to push ahead with a broader implementation.

Paris plans to build hundreds of public waste recycling stations to help boost the city’s recycling rate. many buildings do not have space for recycling bins, leading residents to toss recyclables in with their trash.

The city tested a recycling station in one district and officials felt good enough about the results to push ahead with a broader implementation.

Reuters has more:

Similar to recycling stations seen in many Italian cities and called "Trilib" after Paris' famous Velib bicycle sharing scheme, the stations take up about one parking space and can take gather several tonnes of paper, cardboard, plastics, glass, metal and textiles per month.

Eco-Emballages, a French recycling company funded by food and beverage producers such as Coca Cola and Nestle and retailers like Carrefour, will help finance and operate the system.

The 50,000 companies that are members of Eco-Emballages last year contributed 671 million euros ($717 million) to the firm, which uses the funds to help municipalities recycle.

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