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Pook - The 100% recyclable Tissue or hand towel made from Paper

Paper, Everywhere you go in the world you would encounter this piece of material which can be made into many things and also used in our own learning. But not all of us are aware of how much this material costs to the environment. thousands and even millions of trees are cut down to produce this material. So when entering epilog contest i was wondering which project to undertake and with me i had a pencil and a blank paper. I was tired of looking at the paper and bam...there it was, i thought to my self " what if i made something cool with the paper and at the same time recycle it with zero cost."

Then there came this new generation of tissue paper or hand towel which changed the view of people in Fiji towards the ordinary waste paper. Me and a couple of friends gathered some waste paper and followed the production process which is really really simple and manufactured the batch of POOK the 100% recyclable Tissue or hand towel which saves the planet and also makes the most out of the paper. That means it can be also degraded into simple soil. in this Instructable i will show you how you can make your own POOK hand towel or tissue paper and help in the recycling of this material and make the most of what nature has given us.

Remember this is a Original product of POOK tissue papers and is sold over in Fiji islands. Please this is for educational purpose only and do not try to sell this again. The current product is sold in Fiji for really cheap and comes in boxes of 150 per box and cost $0.50 per box.

On to the next step shall we ?.....
 
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itselex11 months ago
Really innovative,Great ideas come simple
mikeasaurus5 years ago
I'm not sure it can be called recycling if you are taking brand new paper and using it for this, actually it might be an argument for waste, as some facial tissues actually use a recycled component.
Actually pretty sure most tissues are recycled, and virtually all toilet paper is recycled, the only ones that are not are high end lotion embued tissues and papers.
and those arent good for you. Just wait until there is an allergic reaction. That has to be the worst possible place to get hives >_<
arylic (author)  mikeasaurus5 years ago
The new paper was used as a sample but what it says is to use waste paper.
okoshima5 years ago
not to burst your bubble but i saw this on tv when i was 5, thats 16 years ago, and again when i was 8, this is nothing new Also normal tissue paper does the job alot better as thats what its made for, where as paper is a lot less efficient. also im not too sure your percentages are right either
arylic (author)  okoshima5 years ago
Heheh...this is more efficient cause its green.
okoshima arylic5 years ago
Failed pun? Not more efficiant at keeping snot at bay, or cleaning spills etc, at the end o the day its still a sheet of normal paper not tissue paper
arylic (author)  okoshima5 years ago
no it is not it have many uses.
okoshima arylic5 years ago
a normal tissue is far more efficient at any job you would use this for and is probably a greener option
arylic (author)  okoshima5 years ago
This is more greener
okoshima arylic5 years ago
not really, it would be better off being recycled properly, it takes less paper to make a proper tissue than it does to make one of these, yes the paper may be free but that is used and with inks etc added. now i know i wouldnt blow my nose with, or put anything covered in ink that could have been who knows where near my mouth where as a standard tissue comes unused in any way, and degrades faster.
lemonie5 years ago
How is the commercial product (boxes of 150) made, and from what paper? L
arylic (author)  lemonie5 years ago
The commercial product is made out of waste paper from office and schools and then printed with a special ink which is bright and with stand the other inks. Then it is packed in box and sealed for use.
lemonie arylic5 years ago
Do they use some machine to soften the office paper - the result is similar, but not hand-made? L
arylic (author)  lemonie5 years ago
yes we now use a modified washing machine.
lemonie arylic5 years ago
OK, thanks. Might you be able to show the large commercial process? It would be good to see this on a large scale. L
arylic (author)  lemonie5 years ago
i would that would be another instructable.