Although the struggle against climate change often hits political and social resistance in some parts of the world, there are thankfully still developers all over the globe doing whatever they can to drive down CO2 emissions. One particularly innovative approach is now coming to Europe from Japan, the Partner Country of CeBIT 2017, and is set to take the strain off Mother Nature in a whole variety of ways. Technology group Epson is in Hannover to showcase PaperLab, its very own paper recycling and production machine that can work wonders in a very small space.
The Epson PaperLab handles paper documents up to A3 size that would otherwise end up in conventional disposal processes by fiberizing them so they can be turned into brand new paper in a special dry process - thus avoiding considerable water consumption. Through its integrated sequence of steps, PaperLab shortens and localizes paper disposal, recycling and procurement processes to produce a sustainable office concept. Besides destroying confidential documents with complete security, PaperLab also produces paper in a whole range of sizes, thicknesses, types and colors - from classic office paper to business card paper - and all in a standalone, environmentally friendly and high-speed process. Its developers believe PaperLab is set to fundamentally change the way offices use paper.