Whether out of boredom or necessity, at some time most of us have tried to join a few pieces of paper together without any external fasteners — the most common method is folding and ripping a tab in the fold. The Eco Stapler allows you to join up to 5 pieces of paper together in a much neater manner.
When you press down on the Eco Stapler it creates a slot with a hanging tab and a slit in the papers. Then somewhere between pushing down and releasing the magic happens; the tab is wrapped around and pulled through the slit, joining the papers together.
I do see a couple of problems with the Eco Stapler: One, if you have more than 5 pages, you’re stuck going back to a regular stapler. Two, with regular staples you can remove the staple and reorder, add, or subtract pages and if you’re good use the same staple holes. You’d make a mess of your papers trying to do any of those operations with the Eco Stapler.
You can find the Eco Stapler (or possibly a knock-off) for as little as $3 before shipping.