Bookatree.co.uk Gives a Green Way to Buy New Year Reads
January 05, 2010, Press Dispensary. Bookatree.co.uk (http://www.bookatree.co.uk (http://www.bookatree.co.uk) ), a book retail website that plants new trees to replace the wood used in its products, is launching to give people an ethical way to buy their New Year reads. Thanks to Bookatree.co.uk, readers can enjoy their favourite novel or study book while helping to combat deforestation and climate change.
Aimed at buyers of a vast range of books for leisure, learning and business, Bookatree.co.uk stocks almost two million titles – including paperbacks, hardbacks, audio books and maps – and adds thousands of new books to its roster monthly. Unlike other book retailers, Bookatree.co.uk commits 15% of the profit margin from each book sold towards planting trees near its customers’ neighbourhoods. This environmentally sound practise is entirely free to the customer: it isn’t passed on in the pricing of the books, which remains highly competitive. The tree planting project will be implemented quarterly in partnership with tree planting agencies, with trees being chosen to suit the local environment in which they’re being planted as well as to maximise the absorption of CO2.
Together with its competitive pricing and discounts, Bookatree.co.uk offers thousands of book pre-release, which are dispatched to customers the day before release. Fast UK and world-wide delivery is available, so overseas customers and expats can enjoy their books ethically, knowing that trees will be planted as near as possible to them, wherever they may be, to offset the effects of their purchase.
George I Michael of GreenBB, the company behind Bookatree.co.uk, says: “Bookatree.co.uk is the new way to shop for books in 2010 and beyond. We believe books are essential, and the fight against climate change and ozone depletion is also vital. By committing 15% of our profit margin towards tree planting, we’ve found a way to promote literacy and green space together. By replanting the cut-down trees used to create the books they enjoy reading, people can play their part in slowing down deforestation.”
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Bookatree.co.uk is owned by GreenBB Ltd, a company based in Liverpool and founded in 2008. An online retail, marketing and distribution company with a green ethos, GreenBB is focused on protecting the earth’s most valuable resources. Its core business lies in literacy and education, entertainment, green technology and gadgets. The company runs three e-commerce websites -Ozonebasket.co.uk, Ozonebay.co.uk and Bookatree.co.uk - and 15% of the profit from each site is committed towards planting trees.
For further information, please contact:
George I Michael
Tel: 0151 601 7565
Mobile: 07624 178310
Iyke Iwegbue, manager
Tel: 0151 601 7565
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