Pepsi places Dream Machine in Loop

January 25, 2012 3:27:05 PM PST
PepsiCo wants Chicagoans to recycle.

The company placed its first Dream Machine in Chicago's Loop on Wednesday. Consumers who recycle can earn points for every bottle or can they recycle there. Those points can be redeemed for discounts on entertainment, dining and travel at

"We want to encourage everybody in Illinois to be good recyclers. We want to make it easy to be green," Gov. Pat Quinn said.

Pepsi says the more bottles and cans recycled in Dream Machines, the more the company will donate to a business training program benefiting disabled veterans.