There are a lot of books in my life. Parenting books, book-club books, beach reads, and more. Our library shelves are getting full, and I want to send the old books to a good home. I discovered Better World Books, which is doing just that. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) just awarded them the 2009 WasteWise Gold Award for their efforts in reducing waste. The company conducts book drives to gather and resell used book, and they take library discards as well. Here are some impressive numbers from their company site, “We have diverted more than 32 million books from landfills while raising $7.6 million in funding for literacy and education initiatives worldwide through the sale of those books.”
What can you do? Buy your books from this site and help keep them out of landfills. Better World Books has a wide variety of titles, and the best part is, ready…shipping is free! You are doing something good for the planet, and your wallet.
So next month at your book club, share this post with friends and feel better about your purchases. This is now my go-to place for book shopping.
About Emily Roach
Green Boston mom of three young children. Focused on family nutrition, wholesome recipes, and an eco-friendly lifestyle.