Reusable paper system - Giving new life to copier paper through laser technology
A reusable paper system, based on advanced materials and laser deinking, allowing 10x reuse for copier paper and reducing carbon emissions by 90%.
Paper is a vital everyday product, but requires significant natural and chemical resource to manufacture and produce. Approximately 95% of copier paper is used only once, then downcycled for the production of tissue paper, cardboard and other materials. As a result, virtually all copier paper is produced from virgin tree fibre. REEP aims to extend the lifespan of paper through its innovation Solution: a reusability model for paper. REEP’s Solution is based on laser deinking to completely remove the ink from the page, combined with advanced materials that enable paper re-use. Implemented initially for copier paper, the system allows users to print on the same sheet of paper, again and again, up to 10 times. REEP’s reusability system is the world’s first technology to enable the circular economy model for paper. In comparison to the mainstream option, REEP's reuse model massively reduces the environmental footprint of office paper usage, decreasing carbon emissions, resource consumption and waste generation by over 90%.
Networking PartnerCleantech Group
The Cleantech Group is a company that supports the development and marketability of clean technologies. The Cleantech Group provides members of its Cleantech network access to capital, investors, research and promotional opportunities. The group also provides advisory services for large corporations and governments.
Founded in 2002, the Cleantech Group owns the term "cleantech" as a registered trademark.
The information set out above, is solely for the purposes of information and the Solar Impulse Foundation does not provide any guarantee as to its authenticity, completeness or accuracy. This information does not constitute investment advice or a recommendation to buy into, transact or to enter into any agreement with any of the parties or persons mentioned above. Potential investors or interested parties are solely responsible for their investment or business decisions and for performing any due diligence required by the circumstances.