Le poubelle: son histoire, son wiki


poubelle.jpg Tamar, Everydaytrash’s Parisian bureau chief, sent in a few fun links this morning (or afternoon, depending on your global perspective).

The first is a Paris Postcard article that details the French invention of the trash can, Paris’ subtle battle with doggie do and the future of recycling in a country that can’t be bothered to reuse anything not related to wine. The second, is this petite histoire from wikipédia. More to come.

4 Responses to “Le poubelle: son histoire, son wiki”

  1. kimberly Says:

    Thank god for the english language wiki site. My high school French barely got me through that first sentence. I wonder if the French entry plays it as earnestly as the English version – so hilarious.

    Donnez-moi plus des poubelles francaises! (Feel free to correct the numerous errors).

  2. everydaytrash Says:

    Ben non! The English version skips entirely the link to the story of Eugène Poubelle, Prefect of the Seine (Paris), who in 1884 required building owners to provide their tennants with dustbins, which led to organized trash collection in France.

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