This vending machine accepts your plastic bottle by dispensing dog food

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Products on Thursday 21 August 2014

This vending machine in Istanbul will accept your plastic bottle for recycling and thank you for your green effort by dispensing food for the city’s stray dogs, which some have estimated to be as many as 150,000. Pugedon is obviously one enlightened company for coming up with this business idea and making it work. And […]

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Vending machine that dispenses second-hand books

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Tuesday 20 November 2012

How great is this: a vending machine that spits out second-hand books instead of canned soda? Canadian bookseller The Monkey’s Paw has rolled out the Biblio-Mat vending machine, which lets you trade a couple of bucks for a surprise read. Apparently the original idea was far more low-tech: ‘I pictured it as a painted refrigerator […]

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