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Drought: this Corsican restaurateur offers to charge for the carafe to fight against water waste

While episodes of drought are rife in certain French departments, a Corsican restaurateur offers his customers to charge them for the carafe of water to fight against waste.

A symbolic initiative to combat a known emergency. In order to deal with the waste of water in these times of drought, Michael Gillot, a Corsican restaurateur whose establishment is located in Bastia, now offers his customers the possibility of paying 10 euro cents per carafe of water.

“The idea is to stop throwing water on the sidewalk,” he told CNEWS. All monies collected will be donated to environmental associations.

This good deed is not mandatory, the law enjoining, since 1er January 2022, establishments open to the public to offer free carafes and glasses of water to their customers.

Since the beginning of the year, a large part of the French territory has been facing a worrying episode of drought.

So much so that the crisis level has already been activated in territories located in four departments: Pyrénées-Orientales, Bouches-du-Rhône, Gard, Var. In addition, nine departments are currently concerned by an “enhanced alert”.

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