Earth Day Thoughts

In honor of Earth Day I want to share some interesting facts and numbers about our environment:

The average number of solid waste produced by college students a year 640

The number of trees saved from recycling 1 ton of paper 17

The percentage of solid waste disposed of in landfills 95

Percentage of recycled materials in Better World Books shipping boxes 50

The amount of books saved from landfills through “Book Drives for Better Lives” 6,200 tons (aka 6200 * 17 = ~105,400 trees!)

The amount of carbon offsets from sales 1725 tons

The number of people needed to start change and make a difference ***1***

Thank you for your contribution to positive social and environmental changes through book drives on your campus [ed.– and book purchases at]!

Happy Earth Day,


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