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: 
Membership Date: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
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.
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: 
Money Saved: 
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.
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.
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.