Toilet paper dispenser uses facial recognition technology to reduce waste

No more wasting toilet paper.

Beijing parks are putting in automatic toilet paper dispensers that use facial recognition technology.

It rolls out about 27 inches of paper for each person. The same person has to wait nine minutes for another round.

The dispenser can tell when it’s a new person.

It’s already in use in public restrooms in Temple of Heaven Park.

“This machine was actually designed in order to stop people from wasting toilet paper. If the paper was put in an uncontrolled device, then people will waste it endlessly,” said Lei Zhenshan, designer and sales executive of the toilet paper dispenser from Shoulian Technology Company in Tianjin.

The park’s toilet cleaner said the new machine works.The restroom now uses 4 rolls instead of 14 per day.

Some visitors like it, saying it reduces waste and is convenient to use. Others said it takes too much time.

“For most people, it is a bit slow if they need the toilet urgently. But if you think about this from another angle, and put yourself in other’s places, this is pretty useful, I think it is not bad,” said Yu Baoyuan, a 71-year-old Beijing resident.

“This will save paper and stop wastage. It’s convenient because I don’t need to pull it out,” said 57-year-old tourist Zhu Guomin.

 
 
 
RECOMMENDED ARTICLE

Beauty Queen Makes Shock Comment on How She Was Treated

Beauty Queen Makes Shock Comment on How She Was Treated
READ MORE >
 
 

Forest fires in Spain force mass evacuations

Forest fires in Spain force mass evacuations
Spanish police had to wake people up to tell them to leave their homes on the night of ...
READ MORE >
 

British Prime Minister Theresa May makes a deal with DUP

British Prime Minister Theresa May makes a deal with DUP
British Prime Minister Theresa May made a deal Monday, June 26, that could keep her minority government alive ...
READ MORE >
 

More violence in Venezuela at protest over shooting

More violence in Venezuela at protest over shooting
Demonstrators marched to Venezuelan military bases on June 24 to protest the shooting of a young demonstrator; the ...
READ MORE >
 

Runners compete in the Gobi March desert crossing

Runners compete in the Gobi March desert crossing
Up for a challenge? How about a seven-day race across a desert? The Gobi March is part of ...
READ MORE >
 

Here’s what killed the most people during the 20th century. It’s shocking

Here’s what killed the most people during the 20th century. It’s shocking
Of all the plagues to ravage humanity, from the Black Death to cancer, one of the deadliest has ...
READ MORE >