We've talked here before about the importance of choosing recycled toilet paper. There's really no reason that ancient forests should be wiped out just so we can wipe our behinds.
A new machine from Japanese company Oriental might make choosing recycled easier than ever, or it could be an expensive unitasker. You decide!
The idea is pretty simple: documents go into the machine, and rolls of toilet paper come out. White Goat uses about 40 sheets of A4 paper to make one roll of TP! Here's a quickie video explaining how it works in a little more detail:
At a price of $100,000, this 6 foot tall machine isn't quite accessible for home use, but it does seem like it could be a great solution for businesses looking to go green. The company says that it costs around 11 cents to produce a roll of TP with the machine and that with regular use each machine could save up to 60 cedar trees each year.
So, what do you think? Is the White Goat a recycling breakthrough, or would a company be better off spending that hundred grand on other green initiatives?