Shortlisted for the VIBES Circular Economy Award

intro-vibesWe’re proud to have been shortlisted for the VIBES Award finalists (Vision In Business for the Environment of Scotland) for 2014, a Scottish based initiative to recognise businesses that improve or reduce their impact on the planet. This year we have been shortlisted in the Circular Economy category, which “is for the business that best demonstrates a closed loop approach (cradle to cradle) to material use.”

Circular Economy Award entrants excel in “product re-use… innovative business models, renewable energy and materials substitution, effective supply chain and cross-sectoral collaboration and the re-use of waste, heat and energy.” As a company that’s been finding new homes for used books for a decade, we’re honored to be listed alongside the other companies who believe in the importance of a sustainable business model and including reuse as part of our core practices. Our Drop Boxes mean you can donate your books back into the cycle of reuse—just one way to be a part of our closed loop approach to selling books and funding literacy.

We’ll be receiving a visit from a VIBES judge this week to see if we progress, so keep your fingers crossed!

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