Jun 11, 2009
Did you ever think that next to your copiers and printers you’d find a toilet paper machine? Thanks to Japanese ingenuity, a new machine is letting offices turn their paper waste into toilet paper as a better way to utilize resources and recycle paper.
Tokyo-based Nakabayashi offers everything from bookbinding services, child car seats and office products, but its newest venture into toilet paper has audiences around the world excited for this eco-friendly and resourceful TP maker.
So how does it work? Well, the toilet paper machine is able to produce two rolls per hour from around 1,800 sheets (or 7.2kg) of used A4-sized paper, which would have usually been just thrown away. Right now there are few details, but all we know is that it’s set to be released in August in Japan with a price tag of about $95,000.
So what do you think? Would you be willing to recycle those extra copies to fill your bathroom needs?