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Read, Reuse, Recycle

Read. Reuse. Recycle. It’s not the conventional green slogan, but those are the 3 Rs we go by. Turns out, reusing and recycling used books saves tons of trees, water, and energy. In fact, ThriftBooks' recycling efforts have saved almost 8 million trees in just 5 years. We created this infographic in honor of Earth Day to show the impact of reading used.

For more on Earth Day, check out these blogs with recommended Earth Day and environmentalist reads!

Published by Emma Zaratian
April 15, 2019

April 22 is Earth Day, which makes this week a great time to teach children the value of our amazing planet. To that end, we've compiled a list of fun eco-learning books for a wide range of ages, from preschool to elementary school. Of course, every day is an opportunity to nurture an appreciation for the world around us, so don't be surprised if these books become year-round family favorites.

Published by Emma Zaratian
April 01, 2019

Do you DIY? With China's recent ban on international recyclables, you might be thinking twice about what junk goes in the bin. Here are a few beginner-friendly ideas on how to repurpose old stuff you'd otherwise ditch. After all, waste not, want not and what not.

Published by Lou Godmer
April 12, 2019

This is a very quick and easy upcycling project to try, perfect for a novice crafter and with tons of creative opportunities for an advanced upcycler. These beautiful ornaments can dress up your desk or bookshelf, hang from the ceiling, or personalize your holiday tree. They make a wonderful personalized gift for the readers in your life!

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