Pepsi’s Dream Machine Recycling Campaign
Pepsi recently announced the placement of hundreds of “Dream Machine” recycling bins to help dispose of plastic waste around urban areas, and now Washington D.C. has signed on to set up 363 of the unique recycling bins in the Nation’s capitol.
Recycle if you drink out of plastic
It’s very difficult to drink out of anything but plastic bottles and cans when you are on the go, but Pepsi is trying to make recycling the bottles we drink from much easier. Already 1,500 of the “Dream Machine” recycling stations have been set up in 20 states across the U.S., and the goal is to raise the recycling rate of plastic containers from 34% to 50% in the next 7 years.
Not only does the Dream Machine divert plastic and cans from landfills, but if scan the barcode of your product before you recycled you gain rewards and points that can be redeemed for free stuff from participating vendors. For every bottle or can recycled, Pepsi also makes a donation to assist a veteran in starting their own business.
Where to Recycle?
Even if there aren’t recycling stations or a convenient “Dream Machine” to accept your plastic waste, do not throw your recyclable materials in the garbage! Either wait until you get home and can recycle your plastic properly in a blue bin, or if you do not have recycling pick-up in your area, make a stash and deliver it to a proper recycling depot once a month.There is always a source to deposit your recyclable materials. The worst thing to do is send plastic bottles to a landfill.
For more information on the best places to dispose of materials that can be recycled, visit Earth 911.
Check out a cool video showing how Pepsi’s Dream Machine recycling stations work below: