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Toilet Paper Transformations

The 'White Goat' is a Paper Converting Machine (UPDATE)

— January 30, 2010 — Eco
Only the Japanese could come up with something so ridiculously useless and hilarious yet completely ingenious as well, then name it the ‘White Goat,’ which doesn’t describe its function at all.

Conceived last year, the White Goat is now being put into production. So, what does it do? Well, it converts regular paper into toilet paper! 40 sheets equals one roll. Yet the darn thing costs $100,000. According to Dvice.com, you would have to crank out 200,000 rolls from the White Goat before breaking even!
Trend Themes
1. Paper-to-toilet Paper Conversion - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop affordable and efficient machines that can convert regular paper into toilet paper.
2. Sustainable Toilet Paper Production - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create eco-friendly and cost-effective methods for producing toilet paper.
3. Personal Paper Recycling - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Invent compact and user-friendly devices that enable individuals to recycle their paper waste into usable products like toilet paper.
Industry Implications
1. Manufacturing - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Integrate innovative converting machines into the existing manufacturing processes of toilet paper companies to improve efficiency and reduce costs.
2. Sustainability - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Collaborate with sustainable organizations to develop new methods for producing toilet paper using recycled materials or alternative fiber sources.
3. Home and Office Recycling - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore consumer-friendly recycling solutions that enable households and offices to easily convert their paper waste into usable products like toilet paper.
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