Disposing of Quranic Pages

I have a question regarding how to dispose of parts of the Quran or any islamic scripture in a manner which is not degrading? I am asking in light of the Quran burning in Sweden. So, a thought came to my mind, if me or anyone has or finds part of a Quran or if the Quran is not in a state in which it can be used, as a muslim you obviously dont want to throw it in the bin with dirt and rubbish. How do you then, in a beautiful manner, discard it.

Keeping a Beard

I’ve had people recently asking me the ruling for shaving the beard in accordance to my understanding all four schools of thoughts had a consensus that shaving is haram; however, I have read recently that the relied-upon position for the Shāfiʿī madhhab is that it is makrooh (not sinful) to shave the beard. Is this correct?