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BYOB: Coca-Cola's bottleless vending machines debut in Japan

Customers bringing their own containers pay 50 cents for 500 ml of water

Soft drink bottles account for 6% of plastic waste in Japan.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The Japanese arm of Coca-Cola has introduced bottleless vending machines equipped to fill containers brought by customers, part of its parent company's efforts to cut plastic waste.

The machines, installed at Universal Studios Japan on a trial basis, dispense two types of sparkling water as well as hot, cold and room temperature still water.

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