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Sustainability in our Library – the World’s First Fully-Biodegradable Book Covering Has Arrived at Waverley

Mr Bill Roberts, Head of Library Services and Years 9 and 10 Applied Philosophy Teacher

Our commitment to environmentally-sustainable solutions has seen the Senior School Library start using the world’s first fully biodegradable book covering. The new book covering is known as Bioguard80. When placed in the right landfill or compostable environment, books with this covering will fully biodegrade without leaving toxic microplastics.

It is also fully recyclable, so at the end of its life, the whole book can be placed into recycling bin/compost/landfill for full biodegradation. These environments must contain the right mix of moisture, micro-organisms and temperatures to trigger biodegradation. There are no toxic microplastics, worms eat it and produce nutrients to enrich soils.

Wow! Come to the library and ask to see books that we’ve covered in the world’s first fully-biodegradable book covering. It gives our much-loved books a longer life and is helping to save the planet one book at a time.