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Harry Potter full green ahead


July 17, 2007
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Vancouver, BCThe ending remains a surprise, for another several days at least, but the seventh and final installme…

Vancouver, BCThe ending remains a surprise, for another several days at least, but the seventh and final installment of the Harry Potter series is guaranteed a spot in history of the environmental variety.

J.K. Rowlings highly anticipated novel about magical wizards is officially the greenest book in publishing history, spurring the development for 32 new ecological papers, six of which were exclusively for the Potter series, prompting 300 publishers to adopt environmental policies that work to protect Canadas Boreal forest, only to name a few.

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When it comes to green, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows is at the top of the book pile, said Nicole Rycroft, executive director of Markets Initiative, a Vancouver-based environmental organization that worked with J.K. Rowling in encouraging publishers and paper mills to turn other books green. We foresee other publishers and major paper consumers being inspired to take similar action to protect species and forests such as Canadas Boreal.

The English-language editions of the latest book result in a savings of 197,685 trees and 7.9 million kilograms of greenhouse gases.


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