How can I reuse or recycle a load of old school textbooks?
We’ve had an email from Peri, asking:
I have many old school textbooks that i don’t need any more. how do i recycle them cheaply?
Peri doesn’t give any more information about how many is “many” or how old is “old” but I imagine it’ll be more than would be accepted in the standard waste system and old enough that they’re either too tattered or too out-of-date for use by other children.
So any suggestions about what can be done with them?
(And on a related topic, anyone got fun ideas for ways to cheaply protect new textbooks in the future? I remember that sticky-backed plastic was the standard thing we used for textbooks and exercise books but wallpaper was also fairly hardy – and often gave a fun surface to doodle on – and one of my school friend’s used newspaper, specifically the pink-coloured Financial Times, which looks great.)
(Stock photo by lusi – and our first reuse: “world’s most uncomfortable pillow” ;) )