The New York Times reports:

PARIS In the latest in a series of unusual efforts to make Paris green, the city is now offering residents free sparkling water to try to wean Parisians not from red wine, but from overconsumption of plastic bottles.

It's located in the Jardin de Reuilly.

The American approach is pithily summed here:

I used to be a plastic bottle, you sons of bitches. Now I’m a Whole Foods bag. But get this, when I was a plastic bottle I was sold to some dickhead 20-year-old at Doug’s Metro Mart in Galveston, Texas. Dig on that irony, artisanal bread-toting yuppie motherfuckers.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to