A Turkish company called Pugedon has created a vending machine in Istanbul that takes bottles deposited for recycling and dispenses food for the city’s stray dogs and cats.
Istanbul is known for its high number of stray dogs with estimates of 150,000.
The machine works because the profit from the recycled bottles covers the cost of the dog food that the machine dispenses. If you want to empty your bottle of water before you recycle it, there’s a bowl specifically for water to give to the dogs and cats next door to the one destined for food. Its a win win!