BYLINE: JULY 25, 2017 07:03:30A stainless steel toilet grinder, which is designed to be used on a wide range of toilet surfaces, has been developed by a group of Canadian researchers and companies to help reduce the use of paper towels and other household waste in the world’s oceans.
The new design uses stainless steel to produce a porous material that is more resistant to bacteria and the elements than the most common paper towels, which are often used in the scrubbing process, said Jochen Schmid of the company Nanorin Inc. The company, based in Germany, has developed a product for use on industrial sites.
The company has tested the new stainless steel cleaning system on a range of surfaces, including a toilet seat, showerhead and a sink, and found that the bacteria level in the toilet scrubber was significantly lower than the levels found in the traditional paper towels.
The toilet grinders are meant to be reusable and are made by recycling waste from restaurants and bars and then using a machine to clean the recycled material.
The material can be reused for other purposes such as dishwasher detergent, paper towels or household paper, Schmid said.
“Our customers say, ‘You can’t do this with paper towels anymore, you can’t use this as a scrubber on my toilet,'” he said.
A stainless plastic toilet griddle is seen in a picture illustration taken on January 19, 2021 in Zenica, southern Serbia.
The waste paper has been recycled and is being recycled for a new stainless paper towel.
The process is meant to help eliminate paper towels from the world ocean.
Photo by Alexey Filippov/File PhotoSource: ReutersThe new toilet grinds use an advanced design to create a porous paper material, which can withstand the elements.
The team from the University of Manitoba and the University at Buffalo are now working with a Canadian company to expand the product’s use to other surfaces, such as kitchen utensils and clothes.
They are also working with other research groups in Canada to develop new ways of recycling and reuse recycled materials.
Schmid said the paper towel was a big reason why he wanted to do the research, but it wasn’t the only reason.
“I realized that there are a lot of reasons why people use paper towels,” he said, such a sense of personal hygiene.
“And we just have to work on it.”
Schmid and his team are looking to create reusable versions of the toilet grating as well as a stainless steel recycling machine to help people reduce their paper towels use.