First ever in-office paper recycling technology unveiled by Epson

Epson’s PaperLab is more efficient than traditional paper recycling processes. Epson, the well-known printer company, has created an in-office paper recycling technology, a machine called the PaperLab, which takes waste paper and transforms it into crisp white printer paper. According to Epson, its paper reprocessing system is more efficient than sending waste paper to a traditional off-site recycling plant. The machine can recycle paper within three minutes. Within three minutes of adding waste paper to the PaperLab, the machine produces new sheets of perfectly white paper. It can create about…

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Recycling technology could make paper cups more recyclable

A new coating developed by a company based in the Netherlands makes paper cups recyclable. AkzoNobel, a company that produces specialty paints, coatings and chemicals in the Netherlands, has created a recycling technology that makes paper cups not only recyclable but compostable. The coating technology is made from oils that are plant based. Called the EvCote Water Barrier 3000, the coating is comprised of recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles and plant-based oils. According to AkzoNobel’s executive committee member who is responsible for performance coatings, Conrad Keijzer, “This is an industry-changing…

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