"If each one of the UK's ten million office workers used one less staple a day, 120 tonnes of steel would be saved every year"(Leo Hickman's A Good Life)
OK, this sounds like a boring, worthy bit of advice.
And maybe it is.
Someone has calculated that if everyone in UK offices saved one staple a day, that would be 120 tonnes of metal saved a year.
As the old blues song nearly had it, '120 tonnes and what do you get?
Another day older and deeper in debt.'
I can't take staples very seriously, to be honest. But the person who worked out that calculation takes all this stuff very seriously.
And if they've gone to all that trouble, the least you can do is think about it.
I mean, look at this staplefree stapled page. It's pretty cool, isn't it?
FYI: This page has been stapled with a Stapless Stapler available to buy from our shop.