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Reusing Office Paper for Toilet Paper

2/1/2010 3:56:19 PM

Tags: Environment, paper, waste, toilet paper, DigInfo, Bennett Gordon

Offices around the world struggle for good uses for all the computer paper they waste every day. One company has a solution: Turn it into toilet paper. A company called Oriental is marketing a machine called White Goat that shreds old office paper and converts it directly into ready-to-use toilet paper. Watch a video of it below:

(Thanks, Improbable Research.)

Source: DigInfo 



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frantracy
3/23/2010 7:56:46 AM
I think this is a good idea. We need to learn to use our waste and that is disposing of it securely without any chance of loss of confidentiality. Fran

ALta
2/16/2010 9:49:12 PM
WOW ! I finally found a JOB.Now if I can get Washington to get these machines and hire me.Maby we could help the country by going into the toilet paper business. LOL

Jeff9_62
2/6/2010 6:11:15 AM
That machine is ridiculous = very expensive and approaching the problem from the wrong direction. Better to just lower your toilet paper use. 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 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.

Bryan Welch_5
2/2/2010 2:20:11 PM
OK, big mouths. Call the company and tell them we'll write about it if they'll send us a machine.

KC in KC
2/2/2010 11:48:31 AM
OK, we have to have this at our office down here in Topeka. We'll have to move something out ... say the snack machines? ... but this is exactly what we need at Ogden Publications. You tell Bryan, OK? Seriously, I know this is just a sort of beta version (40 minutes for ONE roll? Really?), but one of these days, just think if all the big paper-wasting offices had these puppies. --K.C. Compton

KC in KC
2/2/2010 11:48:21 AM
OK, we have to have this at our office down here in Topeka. We'll have to move something out ... say the snack machines? ... but this is exactly what we need at Ogden Publications. You tell Bryan, OK? Seriously, I know this is just a sort of beta version (40 minutes for ONE roll? Really?), but one of these days, just think if all the big paper-wasting offices had these puppies. --K.C. Compton






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