Applaud Innovative Recycling Box that Feeds Stray Dogs

Dog Food

Target: Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish Prime Minister, and Pugedon, Company behind Smart Recycling Boxes

Goal: Support and promote the use of recycling boxes that feed stray dogs

Turkey has an overwhelming number of stray dogs; in Istanbul alone there are about 150,000. The life of a stray can be difficult to say the least; lack of shelter, affection, proper care, and sustenance plague these animals daily. Luckily for the dogs in Turkey, a company has come up with a system that helps provide food and water for stray dogs and teaches good recycling habits.

Pugedon is the name of the innovative company behind the dual-purpose animal and environmentally friendly box that has appeared in Turkey. A passerby with a plastic bottle of water can pour the remaining sips of water into the machine and then deposit the bottle as well. As a result, a food and water bowl are filled for stray dogs in need of something to eat or drink. The “Smart Recycling Boxes,” labeled as such by Pugedon, are multipurpose. Not only do they address the issue of lack of food and water for stray dogs, but they also promote recycling. Pugedon has created a fun way for young children and adults to learn the habit of recycling. Simply deposit your plastic bottle, and out comes food in a little doggy dish. Hopefully, this idea will catch on and more people will take the initiative to recycle other products on their own.

The cost of the food dispensed by the machine is covered by the sale of the recycled bottles that have been deposited. In this way, the machines are no burden to the city or taxpayers. Pugedon has come up with a great solution to address two major issues in the world — care for stray animals and an abundance of un-recycled plastic. Send Pugedon and the Turkish government a message of support in hopes that the Smart Recycling Boxes will be allowed to have a widespread impact in Turkey and later the world.


Dear Prime Minister Erdogan and Pugedon,

You are well aware of the abundance of stray dogs that roam the streets in Turkey. Their life is tough and they often do not get enough food to eat. Additionally, the entire world is facing a crisis because of the excessive amount of plastic that is not recycled and then takes lifetimes to decompose. Luckily, Pugedon, the company behind Smart Recycling Boxes, has come up with a machine that educates citizens on good recycling habits, prevents plastic bottles from going into landfills, and provides food and water to stray dogs.

I am writing to tell you that this innovative idea is inspiring, and I strongly support the use of these Smart Recycling Boxes in Turkey. I hope that both the issues of recycling and stray animals can be favorably impacted by the use of these boxes.


[Your Name Here]

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