No More Paper Waste: This Unique Device Turns Waste Paper Into Pencils

By: | December 6th, 2014

In today’s electronic age, people have started thinking about going completely paperless. However, we still have a long way to go before we cut our dependence on paper altogether, the major reason for deforestation across the globe.

From our newspapers, books to paper wrappings, most of the paper ends up in landfills creating a staggering amount of paper waste.

Now, in order to utilize waste paper, a team of Chinese industrial designers have come up with a device that turns useless old paper sheets into pencils.

Here is how P&P Office Waste Processor works:

Once you insert the wastepaper into the feed slot, the waste processor draws the paper in, rolls and compresses it. It then inserts lead from a storage chamber located in the device. A small amount of glue is added to the top of the pencil before it slides out from a hole on the side. The design of the pencil depends on what was on the paper that was fed into the processor. The P&P even sharpens the pencil before sliding it out and the same hole doubles as a pencil sharpener.

At the moment, this device is not in production. Only time will tell if this award winning design can make it to your local office supply store.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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