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Amanda commented on Liquid Vending Machine

Hi Marisa,
Thank you very much! If you're referring to the milk vending machine in Athens, I haven't tried it out myself since I don't drink milk. It's an independent 'station' (like a gas station) with a few machines only for milk. But the same structure can easily be transferred to a corner shop or a shopping mall.


Amanda commented on Hi to Drinking Fountains, Bye to Many Plastic Bottles

Hi Mark,
Thanks for reading and sharing about Bristol.
Since Bristol is doing it already, how about we design a fountain for Bristol and see if the organisation is interested in cooperating?


Amanda commented on Liquid Vending Machine

Hi Kate,

First of all, the way to transport the milk from farm to seller is the same: by a refrigerated truck. It's just instead of small plastic bottles, the milk is stored in large metal trunk. As for the vending machine, there should be a refrigerator inside to keep the milk cool. Basically, the technology is ready. We need to start a campaign to promote this BYOB habit.

I think it is possible to dispense soft drinks in the way that you mentioned. But maybe it's easier to to just put a big tank of ready-to-drink drinks. We need to contact the vending machine maker to confirm.

As for which cases, it depends on the liquid. For milk vending machine, it can help with case 2-- bottle caps and tear-offs.