Goodwill Columbus and Book-destruction.com have joined efforts to ensure that all types of unwanted books can now be dropped off at Goodwill's donation centers and retail stores in Franklin County. The books will then be recycled by Creative Green Marketing LLC of Westerville, Ohio, rather than be sent on to area landfills. Members of the community, local organizations and individuals with developmental disabilities in Columbus will all benefit.
"Libraries and schools as well as local reading enthusiasts will now be able to drop off all kinds of unwanted books at Goodwill Columbus sites, knowing that they will be properly recycled to preserve our landfills" said Kevin Malinowski, the spokesperson for Green Marketing LLC, the parent national recycler and environmental consulting company to Book-destruction.com.
In the past, Goodwill had to limit the types of donated books it accepted, taking only in-demand titles suitable for resale to its thrift store shoppers. As a result, environmentally conscious individuals and local agencies often tossed their old books into the trash where they ended up in area landfills.
"We see this opportunity of working with Goodwill Columbus as the perfect scenario to expanding our recycling services in Columbus while supporting Goodwill's mission," Malinowski said.
Goodwill President and CEO Margie Pizzuti agreed. She said, "We have always been asked to accept large donations of books. Now we will be able to do so while helping meet the needs of the community and fulfilling our mission of building independence, quality of life and work opportunities for individuals with disabilities and other barriers."
Book-destruction.com and Green Marketing, LLC, will be purchasing unwanted books from Goodwill retail stores and turning them back into pulp for reuse in the making of paper products. Goodwill will be paid by the pound for the books and proceeds will benefit Goodwill's many day habilitation programs, community-based supported living services, employment training and job placement services for those with disabilities.
Goodwill Columbus has been serving the local community since 1939. The agency is the sixth largest nonprofit in central Ohio and is among the top 100 employers. Each year, Goodwill Columbus provides nearly 1 million hours of service to more than 2,000 participants with disabilities and other barriers. For more information on Goodwill Columbus, please visit www.goodwillcolumbus.org. Donation centers and retail stores can easily be found by searching "Goodwill Ohio" and downloading the app for Android and iPhone users.
Creative Green Marketing, a division of Green Marketing LLC and the parent national recycler and environmental consulting company for Book-destruction.com, was created by a team of individuals with more than 100 years of recycling, marketing and consumer product distribution experience. For more information on Book-destruction.com and Creative Green Marketing LLC, please visit www.book-destruction.com and www.creativegreenmarketing.com, respectively.