Hamster powers environmentally friendly paper shredder

Hamster powers environmentally friendly paper shredder

The hamster has to run flat out for 45 minutes to shred one sheet of A4 paper.

The paper then falls on to the base of the hamster cage, providing fresh bedding for the furry pet.

Tom Ballhatchet, 29, developed the product using a friend’s hamster for his masters degree in industrial design.

The London-based design consultant said: “I wanted to come up with a product that would capture people’s imagination while addressing issues of topical concern such as climate change, recycling and identity fraud.

“The hamster shredder provides a solution to all of these things because it relies on the hamster to generate power, destroys confidential documents and turns paper into bedding.


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