In Istanbul, Turkey, there are 150 thousand dogs and cats on the streets, a situation that often proves to be problematic, both for the animals and the people. In attempting to solve the problems posed by this situation, a new generation of recycle bins that turn bottles into food for stray animals is one thing local authorities are testing.
To improve the quality of life in the city, the administration of Istanbul has decided to address the issue, using recyclable material as a bargaining chip: Pugedon, already favored by 29 countries around the world, is an environmentally friendly, fast and inexpensive way to improve the welfare of dogs and cats without an owner.
If you like animals and have a vocation to recycle, in Istanbul there are those who decided to combine business with pleasure: Pugedon is a vending machine for food and water for all animals without a home, working 24/7, exchanging it for plastic bottles.
The mechanism that activates it is eco-friendly: totally powered by solar energy, making Pugedon a multi-layer solution- feeding animals, without producing any additional costs for tax-payers. Smart and green at the same time.
But how does the system work for the homeless animals?
You have to insert the bottle in the space to be recycled and in no time the two large bowls placed on the bottom of the machine are filled with a handful of dry dog/cat food; an easy, yet useful and beneficial solution, to encourage the recovery of recyclable materials, helping the environment and the animals.