Imperfect & Invaluable Detox Books

books Mar 02, 2021

Have you heard of the Ugly Food Movement?

It recognizes that a large portion of food waste occurs from fruits and vegetables that are not cosmetically perfect

Some interesting insights on food waste:

  • At least one-third of food produced globally is wasted, which is estimated to cost hundreds of billions of dollars. Time 2015
  • Cosmetically “imperfect” produce that grocery stores reject is estimated to contribute to around 40% of total food wasteForbes 2020

To minimize food waste, consumers and retailers have been embracing "ugly" fruits and vegetables. This inspired me to rescue my cosmetically “ugly” books from the landfills.


Adopt an "ugly" Imperfect & Invaluable book!

A report by the National Wildlife Federation (2012) estimated that 320 million books are discarded each year and are not recycled.

"With even a modest 10 percent increase in book recycling, we can avoid landfilling 32 million books annually, and put the fiber to good re-use." National Wildlife Federation 2012.

Wanting to not waste the resources and carbon footprint that went into creating my cosmetically Imperfect & Invaluable books, I have been saving them from the landfills and need to find them curious owners.

How imperfect are they?

Certain pages with black backgrounds were cut or printed imperfectly. And some books were bound imperfectly so the spine is imperfect. You can click HERE to see examples in a video.

However, the content of these cosmetically imperfect books remains invaluable!

If you are interested in adopting one, then click HERE.


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