Move Over Recycling Bin, Here Comes the Dream Machine

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Move Over Recycling Bin, Here Comes the Dream Machine

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Friday, March 23, 2012 - 2:00pm

Last month, the Office of University Sustainability introduced the Florida International University community to the Dream Machine, a computerized recycling kiosk.

Folks can recycle their cans and bottles and earn reward points redeemable for local discounts. For every plastic bottle and aluminum can recycled in the reverse vending machine, PepsiCo will make a donation to help disabled U.S. veterans get the training they need to start their own businesses.

The goal of the program - created by PepsiCo in collaboration with Waste Management and Keep America Beautiful, Inc. - is to increase the amount of bottles and cans recycled by a significant amount. Currently, only 34 percent of non-alcoholic bottles and 25 percent of PET plastic bottles are recycled annually. FIU, Pepsi and Waste Management aim to boost that number to 50 percent.

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Keywords: Responsible Production & Consumption | Environment | Keep America Beautiful | Pepsico | Recycling | Responsible Production & Consumption | Social Impact & Volunteering | dream machine | waste management

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