watched  This 'blocker' absorbs ink to make paper reusable, and can transform the carbon footprint of office printing.

watched This ‘blocker’ absorbs ink to make paper reusable, and can transform the carbon footprint of office printing.

Scientists have created a miracle device that removes ink from printer paper, allowing each paper to be reused ten times. By reducing the demand for office paper, they want to reduce the amount of climate-changing carbon dioxide emissions from the paper and pulp sector. Specially coated paper, which prevents ink (or toner) from soaking into the paper, is the secret to the so-called “printer removal”.

The ink is then vaporized by a powerful laser. Circular printing is how Barak Yekutili, lead developer from REEP Technologies in Israel explains. Large amounts of the carbon dioxide that warms the globe is produced while producing many of the essential commodities that sustain our lives, from paper to plastic.

REEP completely removes all ink from paper using advanced laser technology. The basis of the Reep solution is the removal of laser printing combined with advanced materials that allow for the reuse of paper. It’s the first ink removal technology to pass the renowned Ingede test for excellent ink removal.

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RCP, or Reep Circular Print, is a service that provides REEP capability. The consumer receives Reep de-prints, reusable paper, and full support for an inclusive click fee. Reep Services removes the requirements for purchasing, storing, bundling, shredding and recycling single-use printer paper.

Since the invention of printing, REEP has enabled a circular economic model for the first time. Reep technology dramatically reduces the resource use and carbon emissions associated with office printing by more than 90 percent. Conserving trees will increase carbon uptake and improve the climate through printing processes.

(with inputs from agencies)


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