Recycling Bin Turns Waste Paper Into Furniture

Recycling Bin Turns Waste Paper Into Furniture

Sonia Zjawinski
Oct 23, 2009

The whole point of putting your waste paper out to be recycled is for it to be reused in yet another generation of paper products -- toilet paper, printer paper, magazines, etc. But what if you could reuse your waste paper for your own products?

Well, we suppose it's just one product.

Designed by Qianqian Tao, the Waste Paper Recycle Trash Bin takes your used paper and mixes it with "668 polyvinyl alcohol environment cement,"and then compresses it into a trash bin form that can be turned upside down to be used as a stool or a side table.

The recycle bin for its eco-conscious, part features a touchscreen navigation display, a slot on the top for you to slide in the paper sheets, a cement-mixture-pouring-in compartment and thermovents at the back. The body is constructed out of aluminum and biodegradable plastics, but its unclear how the system runs or how does it source its power. via Yanko Design

Our only issue with this is that, well, how many paper mache trash bins does one need?

(Image: Yanko Design)

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