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Date: 02 September, 2005
'Printing and distributing books can be very harmful
to the environment.'
Suzanne Elvidge browses some ethical publications.
Youve booked your late ethical
break, youve found things
for the kids to do, or sent them back to school
and all you have left to do is relax.
So why not take the opportunity to catch up on your ethical
reading? Here's some recommendations.
Rough Guide to Ethical Shopping
Throw It All Away
Food and drink
Organic Wine Guide
House & garden
Green Building Bible
Work: The Ethical Careers Guide
Ethical ways of buying books
Printing and distributing books can be very harmful
to the environment, from the wood pulp used to make the paper through
to the fuel costs for distribution a single print run of
a best seller at 2.5 million copies is equivalent to 8000 trees.
A good way round this is to buy second hand books
this also saves landfill (not that I could ever bear to throw
a book out, unless it was truly
Crow has set up GreenMetropis.com,
a site for recycling books. They buy books for £3, sell them
for £3.75, and donate 5p for every book sold to the 'Plant
a Tree' scheme run by the Woodland
shops (even some online)
book shops are a good way to pass on old books and buy new ones,
and you can pick up second hand books on sites like Amazon
And when youve finished your books, why
them free and track where they go.
Suzanne Elvidge is the editor of www.echurchactive.net,
effective use of technology for the church.