Recyclivre.com is an online marketplace selling second-hand books and creating solidarity bonds between customers and disadvantaged populations.

Thanks to Recyclivre, unused books end up neither in the cellar, nor in the recycling bin, nor in landfills. Recyclivre provides individuals, companies and communities with a free collection service and gives them a second life by selling them online.

Recyclivre participates in:

  • reducing waste (by putting things that have already been produced back into circulation)
  • fighting exclusion (by employing people excluded from the labor market)
  • fighting illiteracy (by funding dedicated programs in France and elsewhere).

Since its foundation, Recyclivre has contributed to the employment of more than 30 people on social integration contracts and has been redistributing 10% of net sales to nonprofits fighting illiteracy or protecting the planet.

2,2M books sold
744K€ donated as a contribution to the fight against illiteracy

37 employees on social integration contracts

17K trees saved
691 M lietrs of water saved
979 tons of CO2 emissions avoided

Mentors

Emmanuel de Courcel

“Recyclivre collects second-hand books from individuals and nonprofits and resells them online. The company manages to combine major socio-environmental benefits (all logistics handled by employees on social integration contracts, 10% of sales being refunded to nonprofits etc.) and strong economic performance (profitability – and thus sustainability, and sharp growth) thanks to high-end digital tools and algorithms allowing to optimize every step in the process, all the way from the collection to the sales of the books.”

Olivier Chanut

“Recyclivre is a typical example of a simple concept paired with an exceptional execution. Collecting second-hand books to put them back on the market and thus avoid their disposal is no revolution, but David was able to create a smart and dynamic ecosystem allowing to implement that idea on a large scale, in a unique way. Beyond the project’s environmental ambition, involving professional integration organizations and refunding a share of the revenue to charitable causes demonstrates a deep solidarity commitment.
Therefore, I am very pleased to participate in this project, all the more since the founder’s straightforward personality allows for boards to be quick, effective and creative.”

Contact

 Paris

7 rue de la Boule rouge
F-75009 Paris
France
01 83 62 12 21

Bordeaux

05 35 54 25 30

 Lyon

04 82 53 36 08

 Lille

03 66 72 61 01

 Nantes

02 85 52 45 19

 Strasbourg

03 67 10 45 42

Toulouse

05 82 95 57 33