City Installs ‘Vending Machines’ That Recycle Plastic in Subway Stations, in Exchange for Free Transportation


One major city wants to tackle the plastic waste problem head-on, and they’re creating positive action through people’s fare cards.

Istanbul’s answer is an innovative new incentive for commuters in the historic city; allowing them to exchange plastic waste for credit on the city’s metro cards which can be used for multiple forms of public transit.

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The sophisticated machines, which are called “Smart Mobile Waste Transfer Centers”, will have the onboard equipment to scan and assign a value to whatever piece of plastic is put inside before…

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