In Istanbul, Turkey, where thousands of stray dogs live on the city streets, a new vending machine aims to dispense foods for these animals while making a dent in the recycling problem at the same time.

Earlier this month the Turkish design company, Pugedon, unveiled the dog-friendly device on an urban sidewalk hoping to increase the recycling of plastic bottles, saving them from the landfill.

Pedestrians can empty their bottles into the machine, which can filter and dispense the water for the local dogs. Each time a plastic bottle is pushed through an opening in the front, a fixed amount of dog food trickles out at the bottom, next to the water.

The company says the dog food costs are covered by the plastic that is recovered.

SOURCE: – Story tip from Holly S.

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