Kokuyo Harinacs Stapleless Stapler
Kokuyo Harinacs Stapleless Staplers are a sustainable way to "staple" papers together. Meets Reduce and Reuse of the 3 Rs Waste Management.
During my trip Japan back in May, 2016, I visited a Japanese bookstore looking for Harinacs. As a teacher in Almaty, Kazakhstan, I always had difficulty finding staples when I needed them. My students also tended to have staplers but no staples as well. Hence, a stapleless stapler would make a good solution.
When I saw the review, I realized that this would be a great solution for me. My students tend to turn in their paper assignments at the same time. To help speed up the process of collecting and gathering papers, I thought I should find a Harinacs when I was in Japan.
Harinacs are made by Kokuyo. You can easily find them in Japan or buy them on Amazon if in the US. I found a black and light blue Harinacs and bought a couple more for my colleagues.
How do they work?
Quite easy. You use Harinacs the same way as a normal stapler. Put up to 10 sheets of paper in the Harinacs and then press. It will create an indentation within all the sheets that act like a stapler. A bit of a caveat though, realistically 7-8 sheets work well, I have used 10 sheets but an eleventh sheet will just fall off. Hence Harinacs are a good solution for a normal size student report. Anything more, students should be using a binder alternative.
My students really loved these Harinacs.
Definitely a sustainable solution. It definitely uses two of the 3 Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle). When you use a Kokuyo Harinacs you will be reducing the use of staples resulting in less energy and less pollution that would occur in the production of staples. You also will be able to reduce Harinacs forever since they are well built. How many staplers do you have lying around because you could not find the right staples?
This is a great step in helping the world become more sustainable. It is easy an afforable too costing under $15 USD per Harinacs. Of course there are other stapleless alternatives as well so choose the best option that suits your needs.