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EAUC and Better World Books Announce Partnership

12 June 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Phil Underwood

EAUC and Better World Books Announce Partnership to Make Book Reuse a Priority on UK and Irish University and College Campuses 

EAUC (The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges) is excited to announce a new partnership with Better World Books, the award-winning, socially minded global bookseller, to drive sustainability and book reuse at university and college campuses across the UK and Ireland.

The EAUC and Better World Books will work together to locate book banks which will 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 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 books ever become landfill. The book banks are supplied free of charge by Better World Books.

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."

Better World Books launched its first book bank in England at the University of Central Lancashire last year.

Lisa Banks, Director of Learning and Information Services at UCLan, said: “We are delighted to be the first university in England to have a Better World Books’ bank on our Preston City Campus. Having this facility here will help our Library team to recycle old stock in a quick and efficient manner but it will also allow students, staff and members of the public to recycle their own books at a convenient location.”

For more information please download our Fact Sheet, contact Matt Bourne at Better World Books: or 07970 400189, or visit the EAUC website. Please ensure you quote “EAUC 2017”.

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