How to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Textbooks: A Guide to a Sustainable Life Cycle of a College Book

a guide on how to recycle textbooks

On average, a student like you uses eight textbooks per academic year — depending on the major, of course. These textbooks are often accompanied by a few study guides and other supportive study materials. It all amounts to… well, more than 30 expensive books, proudly occupying your shelves as if a glorious representation of all the knowledge and qualification you’ve obtained. And you can definitely feel the burden of that knowledge when figuring out what to do next with all these books. Of course, you can’t just dump them in the general waste bin. You need to recycle textbooks. 

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News about BooksRun Sustainability Principles and Green Initiatives

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BooksRun is a company whose mission is to make our world, education, and learning culture more sustainable. We care about sustainability of our operations and also encourage this eco-friendly approach among you, our friends and customers!  Here, we’ll unpack all the sustainability principles that drive our company. Join us, and let’s go green together!

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Sustainable Book Publishing: How to Print and Read Eco-Friendly

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We have become quite conscious about the impact of our daily activities on the ecosystem: we are trying to implement new ways to reduce our footprint, plastic usage, natural resource extraction, and so on. But what is the situation with sustainable book publishing? Are books and college textbooks sustainable at all? Or should we all switch to digital alternatives?

We will explore in more detail if it is possible to maintain an eco-friendly printing industry. The publishing industry is one of the significant consumers of paper. Therefore, the question about the sustainability of paper manufacturing comes to the foreground. But it’s not the only issue that eco-friendly publishers have to deal with. Can the whole process of book production be more eco-friendly? What are the major challenges, and how publishers react to them? Should we adopt more sustainable reading habits?

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Sustainable Packaging Solutions for Everyone

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The general availability of e-commerce has increased our everyday convenience: we can shop across the states and the whole world, we can easily reach out to local producers, the ordered items are delivered at our doorstep, and we can rely on various postal companies to take care of our private shipments. But as always, we should be aware of the downfalls of this often corruptive convenience and should act sustainably.

Sending items by post (be it textbooks, clothes returns, or gifts for your friends) is only natural and inevitable, so let’s make this process more sustainable and eco-friendly together. Here is some information about sustainable packaging materials and a few simple steps you can implement right now that will amount to a huge benefit for the environment.

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BooksRun Loyalty Program

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We live in a time when forests disappearing in a week and floods destroying towns and villages become the norm of our life. Here at BooksRun, we care about our planet and we want to make sure that we pass our planet to our grandchildren in a decent state — that’s why we partner with ONETREEPLANTED. Bearing this in mind, we launched our BooksRun Loyalty program to support you, our dear readers, in going green since buying, renting or selling used books is a way to minimize the deforestation and carbon footprint. Below you will find information on how to earn points and what you will get if you sign up for our Let’s Go Green Together Initiative.

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Update on Sustainability in the World

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As you know, BooksRun is very concerned about what is happening with our planet. Every little thing which helps to protect the natural habitats of rare species of flora and fauna, reduce the carbon footprint or recycle materials back into a new product’s life cycle makes us happy and proud! Our sustainability beliefs are reflected in our daily work: we advocate for reusing textbooks in order to minimize the effect of deforestation and also we support OneTree Planted Charity to multiply the number of trees planted every day. Let’s go green together with BooksRun Loyalty Program! If you want to contribute to the mentioned below trends of adopting sustainable policies and lifestyles, you can check out these sustainable packaging solutions! They’re so easy to implement but incredibly helpful in the long run.

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Wow, the first 10 trees have been planted!

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The first 10 trees have been planted by our customer! BooksRun offers a great service for buying, renting, or selling your textbooks in a sustainable way. 

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What to Do with Old Textbooks: Where to Donate Textbooks, Sell, and Recycle

old books for donation recycling and selling

If you are a book lover like me or a student, the chances are that you have large stockpiles of books lying around your house which you no longer find useful and want to get rid of. You might want to give them away for a good cause, sell them for some quick cash or just plan on making some space in your shelves; no matter why you want to do it, there are many ways to get rid of your old books.

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