Reusing textbooks meaningful
In the past five years, about 2.8 billion school textbooks were sold per year, with total spending of 20 billion yuan ($3.04 billion), news magazine Outlook Weekly reported, citing data released recently by the National Press and Publication Administration.
If these textbooks are reused for one year, the costs saved can be used to help build about 40,000 Hope Schools in impoverished regions.
Because of supply chains’ obstruction, which increases the costs to match supply with demand, and the lack of a sound platform and service supporting system for the second-hand textbook trade, most of the textbooks used for compulsory education and higher education end up as waste.
Also, the incomplete policies and regulations might bring second-hand book sales platforms and sellers legal risks.