Moss Covered Solar Powered Vending Machine

The do love their vending machines in Japan; PingMag tells us that there are 5,405,300 of them, not including the one Mike showed earlier that dispenses Smart Cars. There is a big vending machine show going on right now, and the green award goes to Fuji Electric's solar powered vending machine, where the panels supply sufficient energy to heat and cool the beverages, while the moss covering "helps improve insulation. The green décor would also give our grey city streets a more natural look and help vending machines in scenic locales blend into the environment!"

Right. I think this might count as greenwrapping, "the idea that you can make a silk purse out of a sow's ear by wrapping it in solar goodness" and now, moss. ::PingMag

Other Vending machines in TreeHugger:

Reverse Vending
Solar Powered Vending Machines
Urban Camouflage
Bike Vending Machine

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