Friday, October 23, 2009

Recycle Origami Machine

You know I am all for recycling. Taking scraps of paper and then turning it to something new is always amazing. I guess you can sort of compare recycling to folding origami. With recycling, you take something old, like say a used plastic bottle, and you turn it into a new plastic bottle. With folding origami, you take a sheet of paper, and turn it into a new creation.
I found this neat eco-friendly origami machine designed by Qianqian Tao via Yanko Design that does BOTH. I wish I knew where to purchase one of these, cuz I know I can definitely use a recycled trash bin made out of my old scraps of paper.

"Imagine putting all your unwanted trash papers into this recycle bin, and it spits out a trendy trash bin or stool made out of that same discarded paper. Call it Origami magic or Paper Mache wonders, but I think it’s an awesome game plan. The paper dumped into the Waste Paper Recycle Trash Bin gets mixed with “668 polyvinyl alcohol environment cement”, and is compressed into the trash-bin form.

The recycle bin for its eco-conscious, part features a touchscreen navigation display, a slot on the top for you to slide in the paper sheets, a cement-mixture-pouring-in compartment and thermovents at the back. The body is constructed out of aluminum and biodegradable plastics, but its unclear how the system runs or how does it source its power." via Yanko Design.