Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Soap. Jus saying.

"In England we use 150l of water per person per day - in France the figure is 110l." was the 'expert's' closing comment on R4's PM today, praising such environmentally sound Gallic behaviour.

The Kermits are equally economical with the soap; a Market Report produced in January 2012 for the European Commission and others claims we in the UK spend €4.82 each on toilet soap every year, whilst across the manche the figure is just €2.13.

No doubt this is also terribly ecologically sound, but somehow I just know I won't be able to equal Pierre's soapy abstinence, however many dolphins may die as a result.

4 comments:

themanwithmanychins said...

Well, I had always maintained they were a bunch of soap dodging, cheese eating surrender monkeys, and these figures seem to support part of my supposition!

Anonymous said...

Anyone who has ever been near the boarding tunnel when an Air France plane unloads passengers can testify as to the truth of those statistics.

Ed P said...

Ah, the old stereotypes are the best! Boringly, if sales of soap & shower gel are added together, there's not much difference between per capita expense in the UK & France. And then's there garlic consumption for smells...
But for really smelly people, you can't beat the London Underground in warm weather.

Rossa said...

As usual with averages it is higher than most people use. Two of us in this house use 110 litres a day between us and we ladies have more than enough soap, shampoo, shower gel, handsoap and soap for the washing machine to use, thanks.

Was 150 litres a day but then we stopped using the dishwasher (and the soap!) which has saved 1000 litres a month. And when you're on a water meter and have a limited income that adds up to a 25% saving over the year.