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FRIDAY FUNNY: Waste Not, Want Not

Written by Heidi Schwartz. Posted in Environment, Friday Funny, Recycling

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Published on July 10, 2009 with 2 Comments

Recycling office paper is a concern for many facility managers (fms), and it can be a challenge to coordinate an effective program—one that educates building occupants which paper goes in what bin, informs maintenance staff how to handle said paper, and includes a recycling firm that does the job right. Well, fms with $95,000 on hand can begin recycling office paper in-house this fall by purchasing a machine being offered by Tokyo-based Nakabayashi.

The toilet roll maker from Nakabayashi reduces the need to order restroom supplies.

Paper's in one end and out the other with Nakabayashi's new machine.

The machine, designed to work right in an office, converts used copier paper into toilet rolls. The company is marketing the equipment as being able to produce two rolls per hour from about 1,800 sheets (close to 16 pounds) of A4-sized paper.

The nearly $100K price tag aside, one would need to find out how much energy the machine uses to “recycle” the office paper. But who knows, you may never have to buy toilet paper again!

About Heidi Schwartz

Heidi Schwartz

Schwartz joined Group C Media in April 1989 as managing editor of Today's Facility Manager (TFM) magazine (formerly Business Interiors) where she was subsequently promoted to editor/co-publisher of the monthly trade magazine for facility management professionals. In September 2012, she took over the newly created position of internet director for TFM's parent company, Group C Media, where she is charged with developing content and creating online strategies for TFM and its sister publication, Business Facilities. Schwartz can be reached at

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  1. Do you realize that at $100,000.00 you could buy at least 223,713 rolls of toilet paper? Not to mention the added cost of interest, power and maintenance to produce the end product! (sic)

  2. Please send me additional information on this unit and contact name for further discussion.

    Thank you.

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