Une enquête montre que 30% des automobilistes français jettent des ordures par la vitre de leur voiture pendant leurs vacances. Une campagne de sensibilisation nationale a été lancée alors que la France entame sa saison des fêtes annuelle en août.Comme chaque année, un trafic extrêmement dense - s'étendant parfois sur des kilomètres - est attendu sur les autoroutes françaises alors que le pays se prépare pour son premier week-end de vacances en août.
Good timing for a survey published on Friday by the Vinci Autoroutes Foundation, which manages more than 450 motorway rest areas in France.
According to the survey, 30% of those polled admitted to throwing garbage out of their car window while on vacation.
The figures represent an increase of 11 points compared to 2015.
Fumeurs et punaises Covid
Cigarette butts in the streets seemed to be particularly common and 12% of respondents (one in three smokers in France) pleaded guilty to throwing their cigarette butts out of their car windows.
5% of those surveyed also admitted to having lost or thrown a face mask in the street.
The survey showed that while 92% of the French population recycled their garbage at home, they were less used to doing it on vacation or on the move.
However, if repentance can be seen as a saving grace, Vinci’s survey claims that 86% of French bedbugs felt guilty about their garbage.
It was perhaps inspired by this feeling of guilt that Vinci launched a nationwide campaign to encourage bedbugs to dispose of their waste properly.