In a world that is going green, every possible way to reuse, recycle, and preserve is greatly appreciated. Take for instance, printing out things. In most public places that provide printing capabilities, like Kinkos or the library, there are usually recycling bins located nearby to place printed out paper that has either served it's purpose or didn't quite turn out right. While that is a good step in the right direction, the paper still has to be sent off to be treated so that it can be reused. This means that more paper has to be used while the first batch of paper is being prepared. This means that more trees have to be cut down in order to sustain the amount of paper consumed by people for various reasons.
Thanks to this concept invention highlighted on Yanko Design, the Eco Printer, the amount of trees and paper saved can be significantly improved. Designed by Sharsha Lee, the Eco Printer is specially crafted to erase the contents on a piece of paper, making it immediately reusable. The secret is that the printer uses special ink designed to be erased using UV irradiation, which the printer can perform. The Eco Printer prints the ink on the paper fed into it and then can erase it, doubling as one's personal recycling center. Though the Eco Printer is still a concept, the implications it promise can greatly strengthen the green lifestyle are still amazing.