Biblio.com is committed to preserving our natural resources and environment and helping to reduce the adverse factors that contribute to pollution and global warming. To that end, we are very proud to offer Ecosend, becoming the first ever (and currently, the only) major book marketplace to offset the emissions on the shipment of every book purchased through our site – at no additional cost to our customers.
Ecosend operates in partnership with NativeEnergy, a privately-held Native American energy company. NativeEnergy helps build Native American, farmer-owned, community-based renewable energy projects that create social, economic, and environmental benefits.
Also, buying used books helps to keep our trees standing proudly. Right now, deforestation is responsible for approximately 20% of the world’s carbon emissions, which contributes to global warming. Nearly 4 billion trees are cut down in the world every year! Trees are essential to life on earth, providing oxygen, cleaning the air, sorting carbon, regulating rainfall, preventing erosion and flooding, and providing habitat to creatures. Acres lost to deforestation are rarely re-planted as they were before, or they are converted to non-forest uses.
Wood-based products, such as books, continue to store carbon dioxide (CO2), helping to reduce climate change. On average a book will store CO2 for 10 years, preventing it from being released into the atmosphere. If a book is thrown away and taken to a landfill, it decomposes and produces methane gas, another significant source of global warming. Buying, selling and passing on used books to others reduces the amount of waste in landfills, and cuts carbon and methane emissions. These books can later be recycled into other products.
We know that there may be times when you need to buy new books or new editions. However, Biblio.com encourages you to “buy used” whenever possible, in as many ways as you can. We help you make your environmental choice by offering over 50 million used, rare and out-of-print books.
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