巴黎供水公司向市民免费提供气泡水
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法国巴黎公共供水公司于本周二在巴黎东部的一个公园推出了该市首个公共饮水机,可免费无限量为市民提供气泡水,希望由此减少瓶装水的消费及其对环境的污染。据介绍,公共饮水机中的水有加气、未加气、冰镇及常温等不同选择,以满足市民的不同需求。

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Eco-conscious Parisians can now get their sparkling water free and in unlimited supply at a new public drinking fountain installed by city authorities, which aims to wean consumers off bottled water and onto tap.

Eco-conscious Parisians can now get their sparkling water(苏打水) free and in unlimited supply at a new public drinking fountain installed by city authorities, which aims to wean(使断奶,使放弃) consumers off bottled water and onto tap.

Unveiled on Tuesday in the Jardin de Reuilly park in the east of the city by publicly owned water company Eau de Paris, the fountain injects carbon dioxide into regular tap water to make it bubbly, and chills(使变冷) it before delivering it to consumers.

Separate faucets2(水龙头) also provide a still version of the beverage3(饮料) , both refrigerated and unrefrigerated, and again pumped directly from the city's own public water supply.

"Our aim is to boost the image of Paris tap water," said Philippe Burguiere, spokesman for Eau de Paris.

"We want to show that we're proud of it, that it's totally safe, and that it's ecological4 as there's no oil involved, no waste and no packaging," he said.

The French are the world's eighth biggest consumers of bottled water, downing an average of 128 litres (28 Imp5 gallons) each of the still or sparkling beverage in 2009, according to statistics from the Earth Policy Institute.

That generated over 262,000 tonnes of plastic waste, while just making the bottles consumed close to 4.5 million barrels of crude oil equivalent.

According to Burguiere, in Paris at least, there's absolutely no need for consumers to buy bottled water.

Half of the city's public water supply comes directly from underground springs located up to 160 km (99.42 miles) away. The other half is pumped from the rivers Seine and Marne then filtered, treated and tested to make it safe for consumption.

For lovers of sparkling water, however, switching to the tap version will still mean a trek6 to the public park rather than picking up a six-pack from the supermarket, and there's no guarantee that consumers will prove willing.

"This is a first, so we're going to watch how Parisians react and whether there's an uptake. Then we might gradually install others in the busiest parks," said Burguiere.



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1 unlimited MKbzB     
adj.无限的,不受控制的,无条件的
参考例句:
  • They flew over the unlimited reaches of the Arctic.他们飞过了茫茫无边的北极上空。
  • There is no safety in unlimited technological hubris.在技术方面自以为是会很危险。
2 faucets e833a2e602cd8b0df81b54d239f87538     
n.水龙头( faucet的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • Water faucets shall be chrome-plated type with ball valve. 水龙头外表为铬镀层。 来自互联网
  • The plumber came that afternoon and fixed the faucets in some minutes. 当天下午,管子工来了,几分钟内便把水龙头安装好。 来自互联网
3 beverage 0QgyN     
n.(水,酒等之外的)饮料
参考例句:
  • The beverage is often colored with caramel.这种饮料常用焦糖染色。
  • Beer is a beverage of the remotest time.啤酒是一种最古老的饮料。
4 ecological IrRxX     
adj.生态的,生态学的
参考例句:
  • The region has been declared an ecological disaster zone.这个地区已经宣布为生态灾难区。
  • Each animal has its ecological niche.每种动物都有自己的生态位.
5 imp Qy3yY     
n.顽童
参考例句:
  • What a little imp you are!你这个淘气包!
  • There's a little imp always running with him.他总有一个小鬼跟着。
6 trek 9m8wi     
vi.作长途艰辛的旅行;n.长途艰苦的旅行
参考例句:
  • We often go pony-trek in the summer.夏季我们经常骑马旅行。
  • It took us the whole day to trek across the rocky terrain.我们花了一整天的时间艰难地穿过那片遍布岩石的地带。
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