A revolution has this week started in Japan as Seiko Epson Corporation has developed what it believes to be a world’s first in the paper recycling industry.
The PaperLab system uses waste paper from your office and not only securely destroys the document but turns them into new paper at a rate of around 14 A4 sheets a minute. The system, which was launched on 1st December, will be put into commercial production in Japan next year with the aim to get the product into other regions at a later date.
As a global leader in, amongst other things, printing; Epson understands the value of paper and realise it is a limited resource so they are starting to change the way paper is recycled to, not only shorten the process but to localise it.
As more companies are looking to reduce their CO2 emissions, this seems the next logical step forward and, unlike other paper making systems, the compact device only uses a small amount of water, compared to a cup full to make one single A4 sheet. The Dry Fiber Technology breaks down the documents and destroy sensitive material which can then be used to create paper of various sizes, colours, thicknesses, and even fragrances.
The developmental prototype of the PaperLab will be seen at the Epson booth at Eco-Products 2015, an environmental exhibition that will take place at the Tokyo Big Sight from 10th to 12th December.