Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Home toilet tissue maker

Save money, recycle.
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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.

he 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.

8th of 7, May 30 2011


       So, about the size of a small grain combine? Seems inefficient to me. [+]
Boomershine, May 30 2011

       [+] for the implied generalization: hobby papermaking with junkmail as feedstock.
mouseposture, May 30 2011

       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.
Alterother, May 30 2011

       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 particularly jarring.   

       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.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 30 2011

       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.
bungston, May 31 2011

       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.
fried dwight, May 31 2011

       [+] oh so sensible!!!
xandram, May 31 2011


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