Recycling Bin Transforms Bottles Into Food For Stray Dogs

Ever wish you could find an intersection between taking care of the planet and loving animals? Worry not, because these new recycling bins turn your empty bottles into food and water for your favorite furry friends. Even better? It's all free.


May 21 2019, Updated 3:58 p.m. ET

Recycling is one of the most important ways to take care of our planet. Luckily for us, it's also one of the easiest. Once you learn the basics of what you can recycle, and what ends up in a landfill, it becomes a no-brainer and is easy to integrate into your daily life. 

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Now, when you're out and about, it can be challenging to find recycling bins for your cans, bottles, paper goods, and so on. While recycling boxes and bins are appearing in more public spaces, such as parks, malls, and stores, one recycling setup stands above the rest, and serves as an awesome example of how you can take care of two causes at the same time. Case in point, the Pugedon Recycling Boxes. These recycling bins provide food and water for dogs in exchange for your recyclables. 

That's right: Simply insert a plastic bottle into the top of the machine, and free of charge, it will dispense dog food and water for local stray animals, or your pet!

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We all know that when we're walking our furry friends, it can be easy to underestimate how long we'll be out with them. Nothing is worse than realizing your dog is hungry or thirsty, and the option to turn your empty water bottle into food and water for them saves you a rushed trip home. 

It's also beneficial for the stray dogs that live in the area, who can rely on the setup for a steady stream of fresh, safe food and water that won't hurt them or make them ill.

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Who foots the bill? Interestingly, they don't cost anything. Here's how it works: The recycled bottles cover the cost of food, so there's no out of pocket expense, meaning that people of any income-level can easily participate.

Want to see it in action? Check out the video below that illustrates exactly how this process works.

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Right now, the Pugedon Recycling Boxes are made and available in Turkey, but we definitely have high hopes for products picking up here in the U.S!


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