Japanese shredded office paper to toilet paper recycling machine

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At the recent Eco-Products 2009, Japanese companies Oriental Co Ltd and Nakabayashi exhibited their revolutionary White Goat recycling machine which makes toilet paper from shredded office paper by just adding paper and water. The machine has a shredding machine built inside it and the shredded office paper first goes into a hopper where it is untangled in small batches and then dissolved in a pulper.

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Any foreign matter is removed in a tank, and the pulp consistency is adjusted. Next, the wet paper is thinned out and dried. The dry paper is wound into finished toilet rolls, which emerge from the outlet one at a time. All of these tasks are done automatically.  The White Goat machine won a top prize at the Monozukuri Nippon awards and it has patents pending.

About 40 sheets of A4 paper takes about half an hour to make one roll of toilet paper and saves 60 cedars trees annually. The white goat machine operates with a standard 100V power supply and comes with the dimensions of W1830 × D810 × H1800mm and  weighs about 600 kg. Commercial release is aimed for summer 2010 and is estimated to cost 9,000,000 Yen.

Now that’s one way to securely destroy documents and save the earth!

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8 Responses to “Japanese shredded office paper to toilet paper recycling machine”

  1. tofu Says:

    What a great recycling idea and no need to worry about confidential documents anymore

  2. sven Says:

    hope they take out all the staples first or “ouch”

  3. theforce Says:

    every company has documents to shred and every company needs bog rolls – this is a winner!

  4. Jeff9 Says:

    This machine is ridiculous = expensive and approaches the problem in the wrong way. This covers all the bases = saves you money, helps the environment, helps your health, makes you feel better, it’s so easy to do and it costs less than $50.00; Save money and the Earth and be clean at the same time! Add Bathroom Bidet Sprayers to all your bathrooms. I think Dr. Oz on Oprah said it best: “if you had pee or poop on your hand, you wouldn’t wipe it off with paper, would you? You’d wash it off” Available at http://www.bathroomsprayers.com with these you won’t even need toilet paper any more, just a towel to dry off! Don’t worry, you can still leave some out for guests and can even make it the soft stuff without feeling guilty. It’s cheap and can be installed without a plumber; and runs off the same water line to your toilet. You’ll probably pay for it in a few months of toilet paper savings. As for water use a drought is always a concern and must be dealt with prudently but remember the water use of industrial users far exceeds the water use of household users and in the case of toilet paper manufacture it is huge. The pollution and significant power use from that manufacturing process also contributes to global warming so switching to a hand bidet sprayer and lowering your toilet paper use is very green in multiple ways.

  5. la vida loca Says:

    why the name White Goat?

  6. jake Says:

    there’s always a trade off in anything – recycle paper uses more water

  7. Pappu Says:

    It is great. The inventors and developers must be congratulated. But what is the waste paper consumption and the rate of toilet paper production?

  8. Recycling Says:

    Utterly amazing. This type of invention is what the world really needs when it comes down to recycling. Although I agree the water thing is a bit of a issue it is a step in the right direction as far as saving the rain forest go.

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