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There's a lot that's more healthy than soda, but that fact doesn't stop consumers from buying soda up in droves so from there you need to move on to smart recycling.

 

I'm not a soda advocate, but there is a newer recycling method available - the Dream Machine.

 

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According to a press release from Waste Management, Inc....

 

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PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) and Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM), today announced a multi-year partnership in support of the Dream Machine recycling initiative designed around PepsiCo’s goal of increasing the U.S. beverage container recycling rate from 34 percent to 50 percent by 2018. Dream Machine kiosks are computerized receptacles that include a personal reward system that allows consumers to collect and redeem points for each bottle or can they recycle in the kiosk.
 
The Dream Machines will be provided by GreenOps, LLC, a subsidiary of Waste Management, and operated by Greenopolis, the first interactive recycling system that brings together online and on street technologies and rewards people for recycling their beverage containers in kiosks by allowing them to receive awards when they visit www.greenopolis.com.

 

It's said that Dream Machines "Will be rolled out at high-traffic public venues such as gas stations, stadiums and public parks, to capture the maximum amount of beverage containers from consumers on-the-go." I'm not sure how many will be rolled out and where though - I looked but couldn't find that info although it's also noted that traditional recycling bins will also be rolled out across the Keep America Beautiful network of over 600 nationwide affiliates.

Dream Machines come in two versions – intelligent and traditional. Intelligent kiosks. Both are designed by Greenopolis, and both offer personal reward system that allows consumers to collect redeemable points for use at Greenopolis.

 

Interesting, but it's better to just drink more water.