Gallery: Top 6 Recycling and Reuse Initiatives from Around the Globe

The Dream Machine is a new type of vending kiosk which reverses our traditional vending machine concept, giving you points and prizes in exchange for an empty bottle or can. Organizers hope the reverse vending machine will encourage recycling when people are away from home and without access to a convenient recycling bin. Created through a partnership between Pepsi, Waste Management and Keep America Beautiful and manufactured by GreenOps, the computerized recycling centers were installed across North Carolina. But the organizers have big plans to roll them out nationwide.

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