Paper Recycling Machines

By Abbey Tiderman 03.04.2016 blog

Reduce, reuse, recycle. We all grew up hearing those three important words, right? So much so that for many of us, mindlessly tossing waste into the trash bin is no longer the norm it may have once been for your parents and grandparents. But did you ever wonder what happens to the contents of recycling bins? Or how much energy, resources or money go into the transporting and recycling process? The truth is, they add up. That’s why companies are creating alternative solutions such as Epson’s PaperLab.

PaperLab is the first ever on-site paper recycling machine made specifically to shred the abundance of confidential documents and paper waste generated in a typical office, and reuse it. It’s said to produce up to 14 sheets of paper per minute and 6,720 sheets in a standard work day.  According to Epson’s press release, users can also “produce a variety of types of paper to meet their needs, from A4 and A3 office paper of various thicknesses, to paper for business cards, color paper and even scented paper.”

Employees would simply feed used paper into the machine where it’s finely sliced. Chemicals inside are then used to bind the paper fibers once again, followed by pressure that forms the final fresh sheets. And it does all of this with the help of minimal water, a fact Epson was cognizant of when creating PaperLab. Offices will, however, need a sizable corner to keep it in. The PaperLab machine measures 8.5 feet wide and 3.9 feet deep, and is almost six feet tall!

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  1. crusher

    Thats good information for papers recycling..

  2. Hannah rea peoples

    yes i think it is the next big thing because you dont have to waist paper you are just waisting trees

  3. Makayla Batts

    Yes, i think it’s the next big thing! It will use less tree’s s we don’t hurt the animals habitat. The machine will keep recycling and recycling.

  4. Andrew

    Yes because it helps the environment.

  5. TyR'eesha

    I believe this machine is the next big thing !!! Reason why because it would help a lot people out

  6. Iyana Pickar

    I think so because recycling is really important

  7. alyona

    I don’t think this is going to work out

    • chloe byrd

      i think its a great idea! the more trees we save the more animals we save!!!!

  8. Lila

    This seems like a great and environmentally-friendly idea.

  9. Tallulah

    I think paper recycling machines are the next big thing because the more trees we save by recycling paper the more animals and plants we save.

  10. Payton

    Yes, being able to recycle your unneeded paper that easily will decrease the amount of trees we cut down. This should also be faster so that people won’t have to waste time and fuel going to the store to get a pack of paper.

  11. tabitha jordan

    yes i do thing it’s the next big thing because less cutting tree’s down less animal’s going exticnt

  12. brittney

    i think the paper recycling machine is a go.

    • Chyane

      I think this is the next big thing

  13. MACY

    i think that the paper recycling printer is a awesome idea for classes everywhere!!

  14. braedan miller

    I think its a little useless what about the people with the jobs of recycling it will take their jobs.

  15. Fiona

    I think that Paper Recycling Machines are the next big thing because the are very beneficial and helpful for our communities and ecosystems. Also, deforestation will help us save more trees.

    • Angel Thompson

      yeah the paper recycling machince is the big thing and same thing

  16. Nevaeh T.

    It is a way of saving papa because normally you messed up and you trow it away and with the machine you can the paper and the environment

  17. paige

    yes because we can save the environment and stop killing animals homes

  18. Kayla

    May be people like to keep it simple some people like The original printer better and the Machine is big and not a lot of teacher’s can use this thing at one time and if when in the classroom it would be too big for the classroom:) .

  19. Nik h

    Yes it’s the next big thing it will stop people cutting down trees

    • Timbre Banks

      Yes, we are using to many trees. We need to preserve trees for when we REALLY need them!!!

  20. kelsey

    i dont think its the next big thing

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