Do I have to remove the staples when recycling paper?

paper-20109_640No. I learned why from this short explanation that I read back in 2010. Paperclips, spiral bindings and the like are fine to toss in too.

Paper geek or not, it's an interesting read that will give you a visual of bales, chains, screens, and pulp for the next time you're speed sorting, asking yourself this very question.


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