Proof that we are full of controversy, the latest IPSOS survey has added water to an already well-watered mill.
While almost all French people (94%) think that the presence of waste harms the image of a city or region, and still 91% declare that throwing waste out of the car window can have serious consequences, still 27% of them admit to doing so when of their journeys on the road.
Worse, 41% admit to doing so on public roads. A particularly worrying sign because the situation is high: + 3 points compared to 2020, and even + 5 points compared to last year for paper, tissue and packaging (14%), and up to 6 points more for plastic bottles and other cans (10%).
Among the common waste disposal, we find again in the shot the thrown of cigarette butts. More than one in four smokers (26%) say they throw their cigarette butts out of their car window. An act of prohibition that can even be described as a crime in the middle of a drought.
Another particularly worrying data derived from this survey conducted by IPSOS from June 24 to 24 through the Internet among 2,165 people, 52% of those under the age of 35 admitted to throwing their waste on the public highway, and 36 % admit to doing so through. car window. One in four 16-24 year olds even throws a plastic bottle or can out the window, while 38% of smokers under 35 throw away their cigarette butts (49% of 16-24 year olds!) .
Do we really need to remember it? No, the road is not a garbage can.