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EAUC drive sustainability on campus through book reuse

Better World Books and the EAUC announce partnership to make book reuse a priority on UK university and college campuses 

Posted by Hannah Vickers | June 13, 2017 | Sustainability

Better World Books, the award-winning, socially minded global bookseller, is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC), the environmental and sustainability champion within Further and Higher Education in the UK and Ireland. This partnership will drive sustainability and book reuse at university and college campuses across the UK.

The EAUC and Better World Books will work together to place book banks to provide students, staff and the wider community with a convenient and easy way to donate books that they no longer want.

Books that are collected will be processed at the Better World Books distribution centre in Dunfermline and listed for sale on www.betterworldbooks.co.uk and other online marketplaces. A percentage of every book sold will support the EAUC’s mission. Any books that cannot be sold will be donated or recycled - no book ever becomes landfill. The book banks are supplied free of charge by Better World Books.

Better World Books successfully operates its book bank programme at various locations across the UK, including Fife. In Fife alone, almost one million books have been collected since 2013.     

Iain Patton, EAUC CEO, said: “EAUC’s new partnership with Better World Books aims to help our members bridge the ‘learning gap’ and stop books being lost to landfill.”

This exciting partnership between the EAUC and Better World Books is a brilliant concept with sustainability at the very centre - Martin Mullin, Head of Sales UK for Better World Books

Martin Mullin, Head of Sales UK for Better World Books, added: "This exciting partnership between the EAUC and Better World Books is a brilliant concept with sustainability at the very centre. Together we will work to place book banks across Universities and Colleges and collect books that would otherwise be going to landfills.

"The book banks are a very convenient way for everyone involved in campus life to participate. We’re really pleased to be working with an organisation that shares our environmental goals and values". 

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