A company called Pugedon came up with an idea and a way to take care of two problems at once; by recycling water bottles in their dispensers placed on the streets on Istanbul, homeless strays will be fed. The machine converts the bottles into a currency that dispenses food for the dogs and cats living on the streets.
With such a problem with strays in the city, this project is an amazing way to get people directly helping out with the cause and feeling good about doing so. Pugedon operates independently of the government and covers the costs of refilling the machines with food and collecting the recyclables.
This is such a great invention and we hope it inspires similar projects in the future.