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How You Can Turn Recycling Into An Opportunity To Feed Istanbul’s Strays

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Every time someone in Istanbul feeds a plastic bottle into one of Pugedon's vending machines, out pops some kibble and drinking water. Considering there are some 150,000 stray dogs and cats in Turkey's largest city, these "Smart Recycling Boxes" aim to keep the furry masses well-fed, Big Think reports.

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Passersby can simply pour out their water into the bin, and then, upon depositing the empty bottle, the vending machine releases a small about of food.

It's an independent project by Pugedon-- profits from the recycled plastic pays for the dog food, keeping the city clean and strays fed.