Istanbul Turkey has an unbelievable amount of stray dogs, with some estimates putting the number over 150,000 strays in the city. A clever company, Pudgeon has created an amazing way to reduce litter on the streets and at the same time feed the dogs. Their innovation is a vending machine that accepts plastic drink bottles and then dispenses food for the dogs. As you can see in these pictures, when a pedestrian drops in a bottle the machine dispenses a small amount of dog food the strays can enjoy. Beside the food bowl is a second bowl for water. Pedestrians can pour their leftover water from their bottle into the dogs water bowl before inserting it into the machine to “pay” for food.
This incredible idea is helping to feed dogs that otherwise might starve on the streets. The debate still rages among citizens whether the community should continue to embrace stray dogs, but for now, the ideas by Pudgeon are a fascinating way to solve a problem with bottle litter and feeding the dogs at the same time. Pudgeon raises enough money through the sales of the plastic bottles to keep the machines filled with food.
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