An Environmental Contribution that Makes Good Reading
|Published: 6th June 2012 14:10|
By Joseph Phelan
The Healthy Planet book shop in Havant is doing its bit to make a positive contribution towards the environment.
Healthy Planet is a charity whose aim is to help minimize pollution and reduce the amount of waste that goes into landfill.
Camen Gupta, Operations Manager at Healthy Planet, said: 'As of April 2012 we have saved over 1.624 million books, which is over 812 tonnes. Pulping one tonne of books equates to nearly 7000 kwh energy, enough to power a TV for 24 years.
We want to make a difference to the planet by redistributing books, but it is also our goal to give something back to the community in these tough times.'
The charity takes empty retail spaces and puts them to use. There are 19 stores around the country and they are all run entirely by volunteers.
Because the book initiative is dependent on making use of unused retail space they may only last for a few months at a time.
The store is located at Unit 1B in the Central Retail Park and is open from 10 - 6 between Wednesday and Saturday.
If you are interested in volunteering or would like to know more about Healthy Planet, visit www.healthyplanet.org.