Department of the Interior


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Maybe we should stop using staples. I know it may sound a little silly, but think about how many staples are wasted each and everyday. For instance, when someone needs to copy a document to send out, they have to remove a staple and place a new one when they are done. Since staples are not reusable we just chuck the removed ones and add another for someone else to do what we just did when the document is needed again. Now imagin that example on a national scale where a multitude of copying and scanning takes place everyday. You could also factor in the needs that come with staples like staplers and staple removers. Why are we using staples when we have binder clips and paper clips that are perfectly reusable and still fairly inexpensive?

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Idea No. 12469