This vending machine does more than just help our environment. For every plastic bottle put inside for recycling, it dispenses kibble into a bowl to feed the city’s stray dogs. This amazing vending machine is located in Istanbul where there’s an estimated 150,000 stray dogs wandering the streets looking for their next meal. These machines, made by Pugedon, are able to provide food that is completely paid for by the costs of the recycled bottles. It’s a true win-win situation for the environment, the hungry dogs and the residents who love them. In fact, Instabul’s government wanted to collect these stray dogs and move them to a new environment, but the city’s people wanted no such thing to happen. That’s when Pugedon came up with a solution to keep the dogs in the city and offer a way to make sure they’re healthy.
Istanbul residents consider these stray dogs the pets of the entire neighborhood and have welcomed these incredible vending machines to make their lives easier.