Although this isn't yet a fully developed application for homes, it might become at some point in the future. We were really amazed at how this Japanese machine could turn discarded paper into toilet paper.
This machine is made by the Japanese company Oriental and is called White Goat. For now, it will be used in big offices, but we expect that this will soon be turned into a home application. Imagine, taking all that paper that's lying around, putting it into a machine and getting toilet paper out the other end. It almost sounds like magic.
The process is pretty simple. You feed it paper on one end. 30 minutes later, it makes a toilet paper roll. It takes about 40 sheets of paper to make one toilet paper roll. The machine shreds the paper, dissolves it in water, thins it out, dries it and winds it into toilet rolls. Pretty amazing. It costs 10 ¥ ($0.11) to make a roll.
The company claims that if its installed in an office, it can save up to 60 cedar trees annually. For now, the machine stands 6 feet tall and weighs 1,300 lbs and costs $100,000. We could also see this thing being bought by condo associations or apartment complexes.