ISTANBUL: new vending machines trade recyclables for metro fare.

28. September 2018 | Initiatives, Waste, Plastics | via Big Think

The machines, dubbed “Smart Mobile Waste Transfer Centers,” are able to scan and assign a value to recyclables before crushing, shredding, and sorting the material. The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality plans to install at least 100 of the machines in 25 locations by the end of 2018.

A few years ago similar recycling machines were launched to dispense food and water for Istanbul´s stray dogs.

Vending machines trade recyclables for dog food.