Pricey 'White Goat' Recycles Office Paper Into Rolls of Toilet Tissue
If your office is searching for a new way to go "green," we might have found just the (bizarre) solution. Don't let the name throw you. The White Goat recycles all that excess office paper into rolls of beautiful, white TP.
According to DVICE, just dump in the shredded equivalent of 40 sheets of paper, add some water, and, 30 minutes later, you'll have a roll of toilet paper. (Check out a video after the break to see it in action.) Don't have shredded paper? That's not a problem; the machine also has a shredder built in to its bulky frame. It only costs about $0.10 to produce a roll, and will apparently save quite a few trees. But the White Goat itself, which will hit the Japanese market this summer, costs $100,000. That means, according to some number crunching from DVICE, you'd have to produce about 200,000 rolls at an average cost of $0.60-per-roll before you'd make up the price of the machine.
Here at Switched, we're all about conservation. But with such a hefty price tag, the White Goat won't be a new addition to our office. Besides, that TP doesn't look too soft. We'll take our comfort on the john over a few cedar trees any day. [From: DVICE]