Japanese Company Turns Office Paper into Toilet Paper

Japanese Company Turns Office Paper into Toilet Paper

Sonia Zjawinski
Feb 3, 2010

While we all wish to become a completely paper-free society, there are times when you just have hit "print". What if, rather than putting all your no longer wanted paper in the recycling bin, you gave it another spin -- on a toilet paper roll?

Last June, Treehugger reported about a Japanese company (who else?) that developed a machine that could take TPS reports and turn it into fresh rolls of TP; just add water!

Well, DigInfo News had to see it in action before they could truly believe it. They interviewed the company, Nakabayashi about their industrial-sized machine called White Goat, and found out that it can turn 40 sheets of A4 paper into a single roll of TP in just 30 minutes. Using the machine, the company claims, could save 60 cedar trees a year.

White Goat will be sold to large offices starting this summer. Looking at the quality of toilet paper this thing produces, you may want to stock up on some diaper rash ointment.

Would you wipe your toosh with important documents?

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