The conservation of natural resources and recycling paper is very important. All forms of paper, including notebooks, printer paper, newspapers and magazines, are 100% biodegradable, but in order to reduce the cutting of trees, there are simple and effective ways to reuse books in addition to selling them online through socially conscious sites such as Better World Books, or donating them to a recycling service! There are many secondhand book cafes where you can buy and sell your books in countries all across the world. This is a wonderful way to positively impact a community while traveling, support and experience a local cafe, and leave with a unique souvenir.
PATA is also collecting book donations for the Daw Khin Kyi Foundation, established in 2012 by the Nobel Laureate, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, in memory of her mother, Daw Khin Kyi. If you would like to donate gently used books, please contact us at [email protected].