Thursday, January 24, 2013

Recycling Plastic Bottle Caps

As you wander anywhere around Istanbul you will notice these used plastic water jugs being filled with blue plastic caps.  They hang from trees, signs, posts and fences - all over the place.  Here are two samples I saw last week.

What the heck is going on?  Well apparently there is a recycling program in place that turns 150kg (or 250kg - I have heard both) of these caps into a free wheelchair for someone.  I have no idea how (or if) it actually works but what a great program!  So if you're in Istanbul and drinking water, make sure your caps get into these bottles. 

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