Here's another device that can be chalked up under " Stupidly unnecessary greener design "- the White Goat paper recycler turns office paper into toilet paper.
The White Goat will turn 40 sheets of office paper into one roll of toilet paper in about a half hour. The machine first shreds the office paper before dissolving it, thinning it out, and then drying it and rolling it up into a proper roll.
It doesn't sound like a totally bad idea until you get to the price tag; the White Goat costs $100,000 per machine .
I also have to believe that the amount of energy and water that goes into creating one roll is an order of magnitude higher than for a roll made in a traditional toilet paper factory. This is just too dumb.
Fail. Fail fail fail fail fail fail fail.
Here's a video of the machine in action:
Are you on Twitter ? Follow me (@sheagunther) there , I give good tweets.
And if you really like my writing, you can join my Facebook page .