1000 Flowers for the Planet - #144 Use a Staple-Free Stapler
Having suggested in Flower 143 that we think about avoiding stapling as much as possible, when there is a need to keep several sheets of paper together, use a staple-free stapler. It is a tool that punches through the sheets, using a strip from the top sheet, which is pushed through and folded around the others to keep them together. Many shops and restaurants could use this tool, as they so often attach an eftpos receipt to a register receipt.
Using a staple-free stapler would create less bulk when filing in a ring binder (you know how the pages all lift up on the top left corner when you have lots of staples and eventually the folder doesn’t close properly). It would also prevent wasting lots of little pieces of steel.