Pepsi in partnership with Waste Management and Keep America Beautiful are trying out a new type of vending machine - the one that pays you for disposing off empty cans.
To use the machine, people can just scan the barcode of their empty PET plastic bottle or aluminum can, and then insert it into the slot. The Dream Machine calculates how many points to dole out for that particular container. Points can then be redeemed for prizes at the host venue or on Greenopolis.com.
I love the idea. The machines are currently installed only in some North Carolina Rite Aid stores, but I hope they will find their way to other states soon