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Is it okay if I don't remove the staples for recycling? What is the true intention of the trader?

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Happy New Year everyone. This is Koyanagi.

Many people came around the New Year’s greetings early in the new year. thank you. We look forward to your continued support of Maruyasu Yarn Co., Ltd. this year as well.

Now, let’s get down to the main subject, but I think many people have removed the staples from the paper materials for recycling. Wasn’t that time-consuming work necessary? ?? I will try to approach this time.

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  • There is a notation that “staples do not interfere with the recycled paper recycling process”
  • What is the view of the factory that makes recycled paper?
  • Lastly

There is a notation that “staples do not interfere with the recycled paper recycling process”

“Max”, a major manufacturer of staplers and needles. Did you know that when you look at the back of a box containing 1000 pieces, the words “Stapler needles do not interfere with the recycled paper recycling process” are written?

According to Max, the description on the back side began on September 1, 2001. The reason for this is that if the metal is about the size of a stapler, there is no problem in the process of recycling used paper, but according to the questionnaire conducted at that time, about 80% said, “The stapler has no problem in the process of recycling used paper. I don’t know that. ” He wrote a message in the hope that recycled paper resources, such as documents that had been discarded due to the time and effort required to remove the needles, will be recycled, which will promote the recycling of used paper.

What is the view of the factory that makes recycled paper?

Surprisingly, this is the notation of the manufacturer of the staples. Oji Paper and Nippon Paper Industries, which actually manufacture recycled paper, have a process of removing them in the process of manufacturing recycled paper, so there is no problem as it is. However, I would appreciate it if you could remove it as much as possible. This is because, in the regeneration process, used paper is melted together with water into fibers, and multiple removal devices are combined to remove foreign substances and ink particles. It is said that “I want you to remove it as much as possible” in order to reduce the burden of removal work and eliminate the possibility of mixing with recycled paper.

On the other hand, the Recycled Paper Recycling Promotion Center, a public interest incorporated foundation, says, “It may not be possible to remove it depending on the equipment of the factory that makes recycled paper. I would like you to remove the staples.”

Lastly

When I sent out the stapled paper for recycling, I found that it was okay to take it out as it was without removing the staples, but removing it would reduce the burden in the recycling process, so it is outside. It’s better to do it. As an aside, if you put the stapler on the shredder, the shredder blade may become tattered, so be careful.

Well then.