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Swap-O-Matic Vending Machine For Used Items

Posted on February 6, 2012
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With a wider range of different products now available for the consumers today to choose from than before, it has also become easier for people to change and throw them away more frequently than before. In essence, the society at large has become more accustomed to a throw-away lifestyle that has caused quite a lot of wastage and more garbage. It would have been better if people try to learn how to conserve and to reuse different products more and more. This has been the aim that led to the creation of the Swap-O-Matic Vending Machine.

The Swap-O-Matic Vending Machine is the brainchild of a designed from Brooklyn named Lina Fenequito. It is not your typical vending machine. Instead of storing and dispensing foodstuff and other typical vending machine products, the Swap-O-Matic is intended to store used items that others may find useful. People may be able to access these products for reuse either by using credits that can be earned by donating something into the machine or, by swapping an item with one found inside the Swap-O-Matic Vending Machine.

This unique vending machine is equipped with a touchscreen display interface in front that users use to access the items found inside. In order to avoid misuse, users are required to enter their email to access the account as a necessary safeguard. Any thoughts of misuse aside, the main idea behind the Swap-O-Matic Vending Machine is to encourage more and more people to develop the habit of reusing items. This unique vending machine allows people to share their items that they may no longer find useful and making them available for others who might still find them of use. Currently, there is only a single Swap-O-Matic Vending Machine that has been going around and stationed at various locations in New York City. The next plan would be to make more of such vending machines and inspire communities and people to develop a habit of reusing items instead of simply throwing them away.

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