Sunday, February 23, 2014

The new garbage cans of Paris!

I know it's not very glamorous to talk about garbage cans when running a blog about Paris, but... don't forget that we have one every 100 meters (328 ft) here, so it's an important matter! The thing is that early December the Paris town hall decided to replace the old ugly green ones (that had been installed very quickly after we've experienced a series of bombings in the 90's with this brand new "bagatelle" model. As always, it's a controversial topic as this migration costs money (1 million euros so far and 3 million eventually...).

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  1. The green ones were absolutely horribles!! Is a great new that they are going to disappear.

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  2. That is the chic-est garbage can I have ever seen.

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  3. BRAVO PARIS, those damn green ones have ruined more than one of my photos!
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    1. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL! I so agree. I don't how many times I had to remove them!

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  4. What Virginia said! Seriously, in such a beautiful city, how you "display" trash is not a small consideration.

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  5. If the sack liner were colored/designed so one couldn't see all the trash inside, this wouldn't be so bad, but otherwise -- sorry, Paris, I think this idea sucks!!! Who'll notice the elegant design of the metal cage for all the ugliness of a see-through garbage sack???!

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    1. In fact it's for security reasons, because last time we had terrorist bombings they would put their bombs into garbage cans. With transparent bags, the authorities think a bomb would be more visible...

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  6. I well remember an American lady on TripAdvisor complaining that she couldn't find a garnage bin in her Paris trip. I think she just didn't recognise the green bags as bins. These are so chic (what else in Paris!) I think there will be lots more visitors don't recognise what they are. Personally I think they are great, but then I am not a Paris taxpayer.

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    1. Well Denise, I'm surprised this lady complained as really there are bins every where in Paris and she could not possibly think the green ones where for the scenery!!!

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  7. I like these! You can tell at a glance as to what they are and they are great (looking) deterrents from those pesky bombers! Btw how great was the weather today?!?

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  8. Only in Paris would one find such a beautiful way to dispose of their trash. And so convenient as well. The USA has a few lessons to learn from the French.

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