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24 Nov 2023

Mayotte's Water Crisis: Fear of Massive Plastic Bottle Pollution

Starting November 20, in response to a severe tap water shortage, 17 million liters of bottled water will be distributed each month among Mayotte's population of 330,000. To counter potential increase in plastic pollution, a bottle deposit system will be instated. The operation involves about 200 civil security and fire department personnel among others. [Source](https://www.lemonde.fr/en/france/article/2023/11/20/water-crisis-in-mayotte-fears-of-massive-plastic-bottle-pollution_6273826_7.html?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1700520528)