Ukrainians gave 25 tons of Russian books for recycling to raise money for the Ukrainian army
According to the Kyiv City Council, as of September 2, 2022, almost 25 tons of Russian books were collected in the municipal bookstore “Siayvo Knyhy,” for further recycling.
“For 1.5 months, more than 1,700 residents joined the collection of Russian printed publications, carrying books in their hands, carrying them in suitcases, arriving in cars full of books, sending them by taxi, or sending them by mail. In total, approximately 48,000 books were collected — and this is almost 25 tons of waste paper. It has already been recycled and brought UAH 97,856 (around $3,000),” the store notes.
With the collected funds, they plan to buy a car for one of the battalions on the front line. According to the organizers, the deposit has already been sent, and the car is on its way from Europe to Ukraine, but the amount collected does not cover the expenses for the required car. Because of this, the bookstore announced that the collection of Russian books for recycling continues.
Everyone, who brings and hands in a Russian book, will receive a 10% discount for purchasing new books “worthy of real Ukrainians.”