By Andrew Liszewski
Apparently months of sending everything from junk mail to subpoenas to burnt toast through my shredder can really take a toll on its internal mechanisms. And the occasional tune-up with a bit of shredder lubricant is all that’s needed to keep it happily chewing away on all that currency I botched. (Photoshop is sorely lacking in a spell checker.) But why take the time to open up the unit to access those knifey bits when the act of shredding is so much more enjoyable?
The people at Aleratec clearly realize this and so have created these ingenious Lubricant Sheets which you just feed through your shredder and the maintenance work is done! Each sheet, which is composed of sugar pulp and recycled paper, encapsulates a non-toxic, biodegradable, soybean oil-based lubricant so you don’t have to feel bad about tossing the shredded aftermath in with the rest of the recycling. And since it prolongs the life of the shredder, less of them will end up in landfills. Best of all a 12-pack, which will probably last you several years, is available for just $11.99.