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Inkwood Books

Business Information
Name of Organization: 
Inkwood Books
Organization Type: 
Business Description: 
Retail bookstore
Contact Person: 
Julie Beddingfield
Business Location: 
Inkwood Books
31 Kings Highway East
08033 Haddonfield
United States
39° 53' 48.6492" N, 75° 2' 5.7696" W
Number of Employees: 
Renewal Date: 
Saturday, May 18, 2024
Waste Reuse
Description of Action: 
The bulk of our waste consists of boxes and packing materials from book deliveries. We keep a sizeable stash of book boxes and packing materials in-house which is then used to return unsold inventory at the end of every month. Boxes and packing supplies are also offered to the public for free to be used as moving boxes.
Waste Recycling
Description of Action: 
Any smaller boxes or packing materials that are not retained for re-use are recycled. The Borough of Haddonfield collects recycling in the business district 5 days/week. Bottles, cans, paper, cups, plates, etc. are also all recycled.
Hazardous Waste/Toxic Use Reduction
Description of Action: 
The store is cleaned with primarily vinegar spray and baking soda or Dr. Bronner's soal using re-usable towels. Use of other cleaners (bleach, e.g.) is limited and only used when deemed necessary. No hazardous/toxic waste is produced.
Waste Other
Description of Action: 
Inkwood books collects hundreds of used books year-round that we re-distribute to local non-profits, including Camden Pop-up Library, Booksmiles, CHOP, and local libraries.
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Money Saved: 
Energy Efficiency
Description of Action: 
30 incandescent and halogen bulbs were replaced with LED and/or CFL bulbs during build-out of the store.
kWh Saved: 
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Employee Commute
Description of Action: 
All staff live within 1 mile of the store. Approx. 90% of staff commute by walking or biking to work.
Serve Customers with Disabilities
Description of Action: 
Inkwood has a portable ramp that is used for customers using wheelchairs. We have a sign in our window indicating the ramp is available and a phone number that can be called to have the ramp ready. It takes only 2 minutes to set up though so can be available at any time. We have also hired a new part-time employee through a program for adults with mental and physical disabilities.
Support Community Initiatives
Description of Action: 
Inkwood books takes part in and hosts numerous community events. The store is used to host local author book readings and community meetings including, local girl scouts, Haddonfield Civic Association, and Sustainable Cherry Hill book club.
Adopt a Cause or Project in your Community
Description of Action: 
Inkwood has recently adopted a day to distribute books with the Camden County Pop-up Library. We will coordinate staff and customer volunteers to staff the table 1-2 times/month in various locations in Camden, as designated by CCPUL.
Sustainable Jersey
Description of Action: 
Haddonfield is certified at the Silver level under the Sustainable Jersey program and implements a Green Business Recognition Program. Inkwood Books is a recognized Green Business under that program.
Finished Application: 
Member Since: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2016