The WasteNot List

Books & Publications

Items include: books, magazines, comic books, newspapers, educational books, music sheets

Sell or Donate

  1. Books can be donated to charities, to be resold in their charity shops or to be given to those in need.
  2. You can sell books to online sites such as Music Magpie.
  3. Some bookshops near universities buy back text books.
  4. You might be able to donate specialised magazines to clubs, e.g. art magazines to art groups or gardening magazines to gardening clubs.
  5. Swap with friends.
  6. You can sell your second hand goods through websites such as ebayFacebookPreloved and Gumtree.
  7. You can donate your unwanted items via websites such as FreecycleFreegle and Freeloved.

Buy or Receive

  1. You can buy second hand books online, in second hand book shops and in charity shops.
  2. Sometimes libraries sell off books they no longer want.
  3. Or why not borrow a book from a library if it’s not one you want to keep.
  4. Another way to reduce waste is by purchasing your book as an eBook (a publication made available in digital form).
  5. Some bookshops near universities sell second-hand text books.
  6. Swap with friends.
  7. You can buy second hand goods through websites such as ebayFacebookPreloved and Gumtree.
  8. You can receive free items via websites such as FreecycleFreegle and Freeloved.

Recycle

Find your local recycling centre

Get Creative ~ Repurpose

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Waste

Some things simply cannot be reused, recycled or repurposed.
Before buying them ask yourself if you really need them? 


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