SUSTAINABILITY

 

 

At Beaux Books we are continually looking to reduce our impact on the environment. Below are some of the ways in which we are making our business greener.

~ Our Books. The books we sell are almost always used books. Used books are the perfect reusable product. A book can last a lifetime and more, and we can’t imagine any of our books being thrown away.

~ Packaging. We buy our packaging from Priory Direct who give each of their products an eco score, allowing us to keep an eye on our environmental impact when it comes to the packaging of our parcels. We try to use as little packaging as possible whilst also ensuring that our books are adequately protected. Our cardboard mailers and boxes are FSC certified, 100% recyclable, climate neutral, biodegradable and plastic free. Our paper packaging tape is plastic free, biodegradable and recyclable. Our Kraft paper is FSC certified, 100% recyclable, biodegradable and plastic free. Our padded mailing bags are plastic free, recyclable and biodegradable. Unfortunately we have not yet found a viable alternative to plastic bubble wrap, we need it to protect the books and it’s lightness reduces shipping costs and air fuel. We reuse the packaging that we receive, tidying it up and repackaging your books in it. We use the minimal amount of tape needed so that our customers can do the same with the packaging they receive from us. We recycle any material that can not be reused.


~ Printing. Where possible we have eliminated the need to print documents and we store our records digitally.

~ Travel. We make full use of the internet and the ability to communicate online to reduce the need to make unnecessary journeys.