As of Feb. 1, the recent Waldenbooks store closings are officially over. We're now shining a light on how big publishers and book chains regularly trash at least one billion unsold books a year. If you want to keep pressuring these large corporations to change their ways, help continue the campaign by joining our new Facebook page:full report card on how Borders responded to getting called out for dumpstering.
Tell book chains & publishers: Donate, Not Dumpster!
As a result of this campaign, Borders has pledged to recycle trashed books at ALL stores, which they hadn't been doing before, just heaving them into dumpsters. Plus they're now donating "non-returnable product" (mostly non-book merchandise) to non-profits which had also regularly been trashed.
Nothing has changed regarding the vast majority of the books Borders is still trashing (estimated to be 80% of all unsold books at chain stores), so we're continuing to spotlight their wasteful policies along with those of other chains and big publishers.