Eugène Poubelle
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Eugène-René Poubelle (15 April 1831 - 15 July 1907) was a French lawyer and diplomat who introduced waste containers to Paris and made their use compulsory. This introduction was so innovative at the time that Poubelle's surname became synonymous with waste bins ( la poubelle) and remains the most common French word for a bin.

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