Two recycling vending machines, which deliver food intended for stray dogs, were set up in the municipality of Stari grad in Belgrade, as a donation from the humanitarian organization “28. June ”.
These “smart recycling boxes” are vending machines that deliver food and water to stray dogs in exchange for recycled plastic bottles., it is stated in the announcement.
The bottles, as explained, are inserted into the openings on the top of the machine, and the containers for food and water for stray dogs are located at the bottom of the machine.
The machines are similar in size to standard ATMs, and are powered by solar panels located on their upper side, which means that the energy needed to operate these machines comes from renewable sources.
They also have built-in technology that provides analytical data related to use, but also that monitors the level of food, water and recycled waste.
Also, the vending machines thank the users in Serbian and English and retell interesting facts about the municipality of Stari Grad.
The goal of these machines is to provide better conditions for stray dogs, as well as to alleviate the difficulties they face during their life on the streets, and at the same time encourage users to adopt recycling as a healthy habit.
The vending machines work for free, and the bottles that will be recycled cover the costs of food and water for street dogs.
Organization “28. June ”intended 110,000 dollars which will be spent on 10 special projects, and all in order to mark the tenth anniversary of its successful work, the installation of these machines was the first of these 10 special projects.
Founded in 2012, this humanitarian organization has received a special consultative status with the United Nations within the Economic and Social Council, and during its work in the Western Balkans has delivered 235 tons of humanitarian and medical aid, as well as disaster relief worth 9 , $ 7 million.
As stated by the organization “28. According to the estimates of the Government of Serbia, the number of stray dogs in Belgrade has doubled in recent years to as many as 15,000, which, they believe, is a big problem for a city with two million inhabitants.
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