Monday, February 8, 2010

ZenTiger Waste Not, Want Not

From CNET - Turn your office expense reports into toilet paper.

“If you've ever dreamed of sticking all that paperwork on your desk where the sun don't shine, a Japanese machine can turn it all into toilet paper for you.
Appropriately named White Goat, this device designed for the office can take regular letter-size paper or shreds, including that sales report you cursed until you were blue in the face, and transform it into nearly pristine rolls of white tissue.

White Goat is very simple to use. All the user has to do is supply the machine with electricity, add paper and water, and remove the rolls of toilet paper when they're done. The pulping and rolling processes are automated.

It takes the machine 30 minutes to make one roll, and each roll is made up of about 40 sheets of paper. Oriental, which has applied for a patent on the tech, says White Goat can save about 60 trees annually…”


And this could be great for managing newspapers and so forth at home too. There goes that human ingenuity on issues of sustainability I bang on about every now and then.

Although I'd caution people not to buy version 1 - it will be expensive, over-sized, not be two-ply and possibly have issues with staples and paper clips (ouch). On the other hand, a great way to respond to the Dom Post editorial or that office policy report that was pure crap.

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