I hate ringbinders with a passion.
My dream is that all my students have a hard cover notebook which they can glue things into. I even supply the glue and scissors for them. It works well with my junior english classes - but for my senior classes where they have ringbinders everything is lost.
For science and Maths they also have books right up until senior school.
But english expects them to have the organisatoinal skills to keep their notes together. A big ask for classes that do not know the meaning of "please be quiet now". Heh heh