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In Chile, a social entrepreneur is trialling a washing-powder vending machine which puts the product in the hands of those who cannot afford to buy detergent.

18th May, 2013
Cuttiing costs in Chile: Helping those in need by cutting excess packaging is an idea that should catch on.

Cut plastic, cut cost

In an impoverished neighbourhood in Chile, an unusual experiment is going on: a young social entrepreneur is trialling a washing-powder vending machine, which puts the product in the hands of those who cannot afford to buy boxes of detergent, and often resort to buying small packets that end up costing more in the long run - and which rely on wasteful plastic packaging.

The machine has been a big hit and...

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