If you think you’ve heard it all, we have a new one for you. How does the idea of using toilet paper made from your boss’ memos sound to you? Thanks to Oriental, Co. Ltd., that could be a reality in your office.
Oriental has invented a machine – the White Goat Recycling Machine – that actually turns shredded office paper into toilet paper. All it takes is about 40 sheets of paper to make one roll of toilet paper.
So how does the 1.8 meter tall, 600 kg White Goat recycling machine work?
You start by inserting your discarded sheets of office paper into White Goat’s built in paper shredder. The paper is shredded in small batches inside of the hopper. From there, the shredded paper is dissolved in water in the machine’s pulper. During this process, any foreign matter is removed in the tank, and the consistency of the pulp is adjusted.
Once the proper consistency is achieved, the paper is thinned out and dried. The dried paper is then wound into finished toilet paper rolls. These rolls come out of the machine one roll at a time. Best of all, each of these tasks are done automatically and it only takes around 30 minutes to make each roll of toilet paper.
According to Oriental, using the White Goat Recycling Machine in your office can save 60 cedar trees each year. The cost to make one roll of toilet paper using White Goat is 10 Yen ($0.08 USD at today’s value).
According to the EPA, the average office worker generates approximately 2 pounds of paper and paperboard products every day. White Goat could help reduce those numbers.
It couldn’t be simpler. Put the used office paper in the White Goat and out comes a roll of toilet paper.
Do you think your office could benefit from having a White Goat Recycling Machine?
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