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A paper shredder located over a mixing vessel with stirrer is used to collect junkmail and newspaper. When enough paper has accumulated, water and chemicals are added. After mixing, the resulting pulp is pumped onto a small felt screen, which produces a strip of thin paper of an appropriate width.
strip is automatically cut into lengths, which air dry on a slow-moving conveyor, and are deposited in a collector bin for further drying.
The dried product is engineered to be a thin, relatively soft, non-glossy tissue type paper.
||So, about the size of a small grain combine? Seems
inefficient to me. [+]
||[+] for the implied generalization: hobby
papermaking with junkmail as feedstock.
||This would be fine for those who prefer cheap, scratchy,
low-grade toilet tissue, because that's about allyou can get
from from %100 recycled paper. Unfortunately, most soft,
fluffy, comfortable TP is made mostly from softwood trees
like the ones that grow where I live, that is until they are
cut down and carted off to the mill.
||I would like to bone this on the grounds that it is
green and hairy, and that no self-respecting
species would choose to do this when the sensible
option is to let the council refuse collector deal
with ones junk mail, whilst wiping ones arse with a
small portion of rainforest. The prcoclivity for
ecological do-gooding amongst the Borgeoisie is
||However, this technology would be lovely to
watch, and could also be adapted to produce
papier mache artefacts of a wide variety.
||Therefore, albeit with some misgivings, I have no
choice but to b...to bb...to bUN.
||This would be best if rather than being used, it was sold to earth huggers in shops redolent of patchoulli. One could make it out of last year's Whole Earth Catalog.
||This is truly in the spirit of recycling. Whats good is the quality of the scrub is in the hands of maker. Whats better is it allows true commentary on whats received in the mail.