Eugène Poubelle  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

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




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