The Recycling Machine That Turns Newspaper Into Wrapping Paper

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During Chinese New Year in Hong Kong, as many as 1,600 trees are cut down and 170,000 liters of petrol are burned to make wrapping paper.

In a bid to make an “environmentally friendly difference” this year, shopping mall East Point City—together with advertising agency Saatchi Saatchi Hong Kong—have designed a recycling machine that turns old newspaper in wrapping paper.

Called the “Instant Newspaper Recycler”, the machine uses silkscreen techniques to print a unique design on top of the unwanted newspaper—turning it into recycled wrapping paper.

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Photos via Instant Newspaper Recycler.
Saatchi Saatchi Hong Kong via TAXI.

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I design video games for a living, write fiction, political theory and poetry for personal amusement, and train regularly in Western European 16th century swordwork. On frequent occasion I have been known to hunt for and explore abandoned graveyards, train tunnels and other interesting places wherever I may find them, but there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I am preparing to set off a zombie apocalypse. Nothing that will stand up in court, at least. I use paranthesis with distressing frequency, have a deep passion for history, anthropology and sociological theory, and really, really, really hate mayonnaise. But I wash my hands after the writing. Promise.

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