In Mersin, the street animals will be filled with plastic waste. With the project implemented, smart boxes placed in the city center started to give food and water at the rate of plastic waste thrown into them. The project will also contribute to recycling.
Pet bottles, unconsumed water will no longer feed the street animals. Mersin Metropolitan Municipality has implemented a different project for street animals. 6 different points of the city working with solar cells ” Pugedon ” plastic boxes were placed. When citizens throw pet or glass bottles in boxes, some food and water is poured into the container. Stray dogs feed their bellies with these foods and meet the need for water. Mersin Metropolitan Mayor Burhanettin Kocamaz, Ataturk Park, established in the opening of smart recycling boxes. Stating that they would make Mersin a city where people can live like animals, Kocamaz said that thanks to this project implemented for the first time in Mersin, street animals will no longer remain hungry and thirsty.
Expressing that the people of Mersin should also be sensitive about this issue, Kocamaz said, “Thanks to this box placed in Atatürk Park, the food that the citizens send for recycling will be returned as food for the animals. will, as well as animals will meet the need for water. ” said. Providing information that 6 more Pugedon will be established in Mersin, Mayor Kocamaz said that he will implement this project in districts in the future.
Kocamaz, on the other hand, stated that they have allocated 200 acres of area for animal shelter from the Regional Directorate of Forestry.