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Turn waste office paper into toilet paper

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February 2, 2010

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While many environmentalists hope that we can eventually have a paperless office, one company in Japan has developed a machine that shreds paper and then converts the waste into readily usable toilet paper.

The process requires you to add water, and it requires about 30 minutes to thin out the paper and generate one roll of toilet paper. This 'TP' looks far from snuggly soft, but it's undeniably a significant step towards a greener office space. The entire process is automated, so it's definitely a big convenience.

The 'White Goat' as it's called is not a contraption that you're likely to squeeze under your desk however. It's mammoth size (1.8m tall and 600kg) would definitely be a better fit in your server room if you have one.

It's set to go on sale this summer in Japan for a price of about US$100,000. No word yet on how much electricity it takes to convert shredded paper to toilet paper, but we certainly hope that the power consumption doesn't cancel out the green benefits of such a promising machine.

Via Crunchgear

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8 Comments

Is toilet paper in that great demand that they have to make it with a machine out of last years power-point presentations? And did you get a look at that toilet paper? I could use it to sand my engine block! Ed

Ed

This machine is ridiculous, especially when you can buy a Hand Bidet Sprayer for under $50.00 and you almost don\'t need toilet paper anymore!

Jeff9

I think this should win the prize as the craziest idea of 2010, How many rolls of toilet paper can you buy for $100,000? As you mentioned, where do you put the machine? What about just using the shredded paper? That might work quite well. I agree, it\'s definitely a big convenience

windykites1

...must have been designed with some Board Papers in mind...

Anthony Koy

\"OUCH!... For the last time... Please remove the dam staples!\"

GORT61

awesome

Ernest Motta

Adds new meaning to the TPS reports from the \"Office Space\" movie

scfoster

Why process the paper into another form. We used to use regular newspaper paper in the outhouse back on the farm. The ink could make you look a little black back there but it worked, more or less... Sometimes you had to make due with what you had.

JAT
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