17 November 2010

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Book Is Eco-Friendly

Yes, that's right. The Death Hallows book was printed on environmentally friendly and sustainable paper products. That makes Harry Potter even more awesome.
photo from Canopy Planet
The book was printed in agreement with the Rainforest Alliance to contain a minimum of 30% post consumer paper. Scholastic claimed that, "This historic commitment is the largest purchase of FSC-certified paper to be used in the printing of a single book title". You can also purchase a special deluxe version that is printed on 100% recycled paper.

The Rainforest Alliance is an international organization that works with businesses to improve the environment. Their stated mission is "to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. Companies, cooperatives and landowners that participate in our programs meet rigorous standards that conserve biodiversity and provide sustainable livelihoods." Some people are calling Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows the "greenest book in publishing history". Other books in the series have been printed on ancient-forest-friendly paper as well. The result is that printing this way has saved almost 200,000 trees! I'm loving that!

The Rainforest Alliance certifies forestlands to Forest Stewardship Council standards. They worked directly with Scholastic to procure the nearly 22 million pounds of paper for the printing of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows. 

Peace, Love, Wealth
Kimra Diggs
The Progressive Mama

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