As I sit here, on Earth Day, recycling my work papers, I am pondering an important question.
First let me admit that I cannot kick the habit of printing out all the work-related journal articles and reports to read and underline. I am just not an online reader. I never want an iPad or Kindle (unless I get it for FREE of course). Anyways, I do print on both sides of the paper and recycle, and that makes me feel better.
So onto my question. I always remove the staples before recycling the papers. I don’t have a staple remover, so I usually use my teeth and fingernails (ouch is right). Does anyone know if I have to remove the staples? Please tell me I am doing good for the environment and recycling centers by removing the staples? Any recycling experts out there?