Video of the Week - Happiness Arcade Makes Recycling Fun


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Image Credit: Coke (Youtube screen capture)

Soft drink manufacturer Coca Cola sure likes to keep their fans happy. In 2012, they delighted the students at the University of Singapore with a soda machine that dispensed drinks in exchange for hugs. Now, they are doing the same for the people of Bangladesh with this gaming arcade that shuns cash, in favor of empty coke bottles.

Entitled 'Where Will Happiness Strike Next?', the advertising campaign is the brainchild of New York-based Grey Advertising to help raise awareness of the importance of recycling especially, in third-world countries. The campaign that was launched in the heavily populated city of Dhaka, Bangladesh, on April 25th, 2014, entailed installing a gaming arcade in different parts of the city over six days.

Image Credit: Coke (YouTube screen capture)

In order to play the Coke-inspired video game, gamers had to insert empty plastic bottles into the slots in lieu of money or tokens. Not surprisingly, by the end of the campaign, thousands of bottles had been submitted for recycling. Whether the people of Dhaka will continue to recycle now that the machine has moved to a different country, is anybody's guess, but it was sure fun while it lasted! In case you are wondering, the 'Happiness Arcade' is making its way around the world and may even show up in your neighborhood some day!


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  • bekahboo
    bekahbooThursday, March 28, 2019 at 4:39 am
    I think this is an awesome way to start, but it shouldn't just run on coca cola bottles, it should run on everything you can recycle! Follow me cause your awesome and cool!
    • wowFriday, June 15, 2018 at 11:54 am
      i thought recycling was already fun
      • The Great SansMonday, April 23, 2018 at 8:01 am
        My fav vid game honestly is undertale!😆😆😆 U mean WHO DOESN'T like undertale right?! - Blueberry
        • ExplosivePickleFriday, March 30, 2018 at 10:06 am
          if you got at least one win give a like
          • ginWednesday, March 7, 2018 at 7:11 am
            dude awesome!!!!!!
            • nickd
              nickdFriday, November 17, 2017 at 8:48 am
              wow that is a good way to recycle and to play video games without money
              • KiritoWednesday, November 1, 2017 at 7:51 pm
                I wants to do
                • mariThursday, September 28, 2017 at 11:21 am
                  wow so so cool
                  • whoooooFriday, April 7, 2017 at 4:05 pm
                    i have one hundred cans!
                    • dogofan101
                      dogofan101Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7:25 am