soda machine - pushkar (india)

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Crank-operated Soda machine - Pushkar (India)

I had never seen a soda-making machine like that before, but they are very popular all around India.­ Pressurized CO2 is injected into the bottles to make soda on the spot.­ The glass bottles have a unique system with a small glass ball inside the bottle (near the neck) that locks the pressure, with no need to have a cap.­ Pushing the glass ball inside releases the pressure.­ They recycle and reuse the bottles immediately (after washing them), so this produces no trash.­ It is much better than soda cans for the environment.­

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India & Himalayas - May-June 2009