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France Expands Single Use Plastic Ban for 2020

After establishing itself as a front-runner in the quest to reduce pollution, France is now extending their plastic ban to be even more comprehensive. France first banned lightweight plastic bags, then become the first country in the world to ban plastic cups and plates in 2016. As part of its Energy Transition for Green Growth Act, France’s plastic ban will now includes straws, coffee
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Gluten-Free in the City: Paris’ Best Restaurants and Bakeries Sans Gluten

There’s a reason why our mental image of a Parisian features a striped-shirt-wearing specimen carrying a baguette, the French after all love nothing more than a loaf of crusty bread- but does this mean you should hit up London instead if you’re ...read more
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Healthy Parisian Living: Bringing Wellbeing to the New Year in Paris

Every year, losing weight and eating healthy take the top spots of New Year’s resolution lists, even in Paris. But by the end of the month most of those get-in-shape goals have fizzled, by no means helped by the miserable weather that plagues ...read more
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French Countryside Living: Finding Inspiration From French Women

When I moved from Paris to the French countryside, I knew I would miss things from the city- I just didn't know exactly what those things would be. I was certain that country life would be enriching and come with added benefits- more space, a ...read more
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A Bio Butcher in Paris: Buying Organic Meat in Montmartre

If your experience of shopping for meat in Paris is limited to picking up a shrink-wrapped steak at Monoprix or roast chicken that’s been sitting all morning under a heating lamp at the local market, do yourself a favor and step into the ...read more
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An Interview with Kristen Beddard, Author of Bonjour Kale

Kristen's story begins with struggles, but what she did with her time in Paris is truly a story of success. After several frustrating attempts – and failures – to find kale in Paris markets and supermarchés Kristen launched The Kale Project a ...read more
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Composting in Paris II: Kitchen Compost Buckets & Worms on the Balcony

Despite the growing number of community composting systems in Paris, many city dwellers find themselves far from an urban garden. Parisian apartments are not known for their extensive floor plans, but where there's a will there's a way, and it ...read more

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Composting in Paris: Neighborhood Gardens & Community Efforts

Once you start composting, you can't go back. Maybe it's the immediate difference you see that composting makes on the amount of waste you throw away each day, maybe it's the excitement of seeing food turn into rich and healthy soil, maybe it's ...read more
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Anti-Gaspillage: France Rallies Against Food Waste

While the idea of requesting a doggy bag in a restaurant feels foreign to the French, steps towards reducing food waste are a source of national pride. Many restaurants will now provide doggy bags to customers. The initiative is the result of a ...read more
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Paris’ First All Bulk Organic Supermarket Pop-up: BioCoop21

BioCoop, a French organic grocery chain, has opened BioCoop21: Paris’ first all bulk, organic pop-up shop with over 250 options to buy 100% en vrac. The aroma of ripe fruit welcomes customers who come to fill up on groceries at this pocket-sized ...read more
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Falling Back into Autumn Traditions at the Cueillette de Gally

Need a brief respite from city life and want to pick up some delicious produce at the same time? At the Cueillette de Gally, just outside of Paris by Versailles, you can take in the fresh air while apple picking or self-harvesting over a dozen ...read more
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Fresh Flowers, Produce, and Cold-Press Juices at L’Epicerie Végétale in Paris’ 11ème

Opened at the end of September, L’Epicerie Végétale is a small, brightly decorated organic shop with a vision to make everything as local and seasonal as possible. Green plants, pots of flowers, and crates of fruits and brightly colored ...read more
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Eating Locally with My Paris Market Cookbook: A Chat with Author Emily Dilling

Emily Dilling wanted to prove that it is possible to live a more local and sustainable lifestyle in an urban environment. Now five years after launching her blog, she is releasing her first book, My Paris Market Cookbook: A culinary tour of ...read more