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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.

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