Paper, cardboard, glass, peelings… In France, most of the garbage lives a second life. That’s why in all buildings, restaurants and even on the streets there are trash bins of different colors. At Pierre’s, in Marseille, bins are green, yellow, blue and brown. Until recently, Pierre did not like to sort out his waste. But he has learnt that with 6 plastic bottles you can make a T-shirt, so now, he pays attention to what he puts in the yellow bin. And you, knowing that 450 cans make a scooter, in what trash would you throw it?
To go further
- Papier, carton, verre… a vocabulary quiz on waste sorting (A2)
Discovering more about the subject
- You know everything about sorting out waste? So help Nino from Marseille to sort out his garbage! The game is here
This map locates collection points in France
We learn every day! This is the itinerary of packagings, from the sorting bin to the recycling plant…