An Israeli technology is finding a way to produce clean paper products from every flush of the toilet.
It will probably take a certain market approach and finesse to get people to accept, let alone truly appreciate, recycled toilet paper. But Refael Aharon, the CEO and founder of Applied Clean Tech, is convinced that his company has landed on a sort of goldmine. It has refined the process of turning the cellulose in sludge –– toilet paper, fecal matter and washing machine lint –– into new paper.
The finished product has no odor and poses no biological hazard. “It’s a real recycled paper,” Aharon tells ISRAEL21c, and not just paper leftovers from printing presses and the like that have been put back in the cycle. This is material that if not reclaimed would literally go down the drain and eventually biodegrade.