At least for the immediate future, paper is here to stay — but what to do with all those unwanted printouts? With the P&P Office Paper Waste Processor, you can quickly reuse your paper while restoring honor to the term "pencil-pusher."
All you need is some waste paper, pencil lead and a little glue, and your discarded documents are reborn as brand-new writing utensils. Sure, they're utensils hardly anyone ever uses anymore, but until paper completely disappears, why not wax nostalgic?
Insert your new pencil into the hole from whence it came, and the device will sharpen it for you. A see-through window lets you see how much lead remains to make new pencils, and an indicator will tell you when you need to add more glue. There's no explanation of how many pieces of paper you'll need to make one pencil, however.
Still, this thing is a pretty cool addition to the list of gadgets that turn leftover paper into something more useful.
Pencils are just barely not garbage.
Gotta love the english translation:
"You put the paper smoothly into the paper feed slot..."
"...a complete pencil stick out from the P&P."
Not the best I've seen, but still pretty good...
@DickySimms unless you are an elementary student. This might be a good way for parents (and teachers) to save some money by re-using homework, and teach children early the pluses of recycling.
If you work with wood there is nothing better then a pencil.
That's a very fair point. Though I work in Radio, where, possibly surprisingly, we waste more paper in a week than most businesses waste in a month, and while I always like ideas as to how to lower the impact of said waste, I have to say, these pencils would be about as useful as a screen door on a submarine. They would be very good to have in schools, but in the businesses that consume the most paper, I fear that this won't make much of an impact. Now the toilet paper machine (last link)! THAT'S an invention!
i think its great, but what if the actual pencil companies just start using this tech instead of wood. they could make some real bucks from the recycling of the paper, plus put them on the good list for Al gore. lmao I want one for sure, even though i rarely have waste paper, it be good to have a use for all that junk mail I get from the mail man
If these have any strength to them, you could omit the lead and make dowels of various sizes
- Useful for clothes hangers, toys, flagholders, etc. It could cut the demand for plastic, which might be a good thing.
Although nobody said that the glue was eco friendly....
im guessing that it just tightly rolls and glues the paper, around the lead. so, 1 piece of paper = one pencil, and by sharpening you do your own shredding. just one person buying one of these will mean the graphite-rod producing peoples get lots of business. buy stock in graphite rods lol.
I use pencils every day. I am using one right now. to type this comment.