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Guy Built A Bird Feeder Recycling Bottle Caps For Food

Hans Forsberg trained the neighborhood magpies to recycle bottle caps in exchange for food using a machine he built from scratch.

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Magpies are pretty smart as birds go—so smart in fact that they now set an example with recycling trash

magpies recycling machine

Computer scientist Hans Forsberg built a machine that dispenses food in exchange for bottle caps

magpies recycling machine

Whenever a magpie drops a bottle cap into the designated hole, it gets a treat from the dispenser

magpies recycling machine

Over several years, he taught the neighborhood magpies to recycle bottle caps littered around the neighborhood

magpies recycling machine

The adult magpies are cautious, but the young ones are keen on keeping the environment clean

In the future, he hopes to teach them to pick up other kinds of trash, like cigarette butts

magpies recycling machine

Check out the videos of the friendly magpies cleaning up the neighborhood