Tuesday, Mar. 03, 2009

Stapleless Stapler

The Problem: Staples. Everywhere. Clogging our landfills, polluting our soil, poisoning our bodies, killing the dolphins and gradually blotting out the sun ... wait. Staples? Really?

The Solution: The staple-free stapler promises, at long last, to make collation eco-friendly. Instead of using those thin metal planet-killers, the staple-free stapler "cuts out tiny strips of paper and uses the strips to stitch up to five pieces of paper together." You can even order them customized with your corporate logo so you can, you know, brag about what your company is doing to stop the staple epidemic.

Eco Craziness: 3/5. Relatively inoffensive and it probably makes for good water-cooler conversation. But aren't there bigger problems to tackle first?

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