Convert Office Paper into Toilet Paper (Video)

The office paper is first feed into the machine to be shredded, then the machine dissolves the paper in water, then gets thinned out, dried and rolled up into toilet paper. The cost is around $100,000, but I’m assuming this will come down as it goes into production.

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9 Responses to Convert Office Paper into Toilet Paper (Video)

  1. malc50 says:

    “This machine saves 60 cedar trees annually”. This may make it economic.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi malc50,
      Nice research, I missed that one. I think it will be economic, as with most things, very expensive when first released, but over time the price usually comes down. I think it’s a great idea, very unique.

  2. travelrat says:

    When I was little, we had an easier method:

    1. Punch a hole in the top left-hand corner of last week’s issue of ‘Farmer and Stock-Breeder’
    2. Thread through approx. 2 inches of string; tie a knot in it.
    3. Take to petty (that’s dunny, to you) and hang on nail.
    4. Use as required.


    (However, when they started printing ‘Farmer and Stock Breeder’ on glossy paper, we had to start buying TP; newspaper just wasn’t the same)

  3. travelrat says:


    They make TP from CEDAR trees in Japan?

    Here, it’s usually made from brashings and thinnings from a pine forest.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi travelrat,
      I also remember when I was little here in Australia, we didn’t always have toilet paper. There was a nail in the wall, and Dad used to tear the newspaper up and hang it on the nail. That was way back when we used to have the “little house” in the back yard before sewage was connected to houses.

      Very interesting I didn’t realize that Japan used Cedar trees, you would think that would make the toilet paper very expensive.

  4. malc50 says:

    According to, the first documented use of toilet paper in human history dates back to the 6th century AD, in early medieval China. A Muslim traveller to China in the year 851 AD remarked: “They (the Chinese) are not careful about cleanliness, and they do not wash themselves with water when they have done their necessities; but they only wipe themselves with paper.”

  5. magsx2 says:

    Hi malc50,
    I laughed as soon as I read it, who would of thought way back then.
    That is really a very interesting article from Wikipedia, I also note:-
    ” Wealthy people wiped themselves with wool, lace or hemp, while less wealthy people used their hand when defecating into rivers, or cleaned themselves with various materials such as rags, wood shavings, leaves, grass, hay, stone, sand, moss, water, snow, maize, ferns, may apple plant husks, fruit skins, or seashells, and corn cobs, depending upon the country and weather conditions or social customs. In Ancient Rome, a sponge on a stick was commonly used, and, after usage, placed back in a bucket of saltwater.”
    I never really gave it much thought, what they used to do in Ancient Times, Thanks for that it really was a very interesting read.

  6. aFrankAngle says:

    But is it soft like Charmin?

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