Millions in the US are anticipating curling up in bed with Harry Potter for his 7th, and final adventure this summer. They can now do so knowing that Harry is, as the forest protection organization Markets Initiative would say, "good between the covers".
You might remember the controversy in 2005, when conservation groups such as Greenpeace were encouraging environmentally minded fans of Harry Potter to buy the Canadian edition published by Raincoast Books. It was printed on Ancient Forest Friendly paper, at the request of author J.K. Rowling.
Scholastic announced today that all 12 million copies of the
Lisa Holton, president of Scholastic Trade Publishing and Book Fairs, said, "As a company with an ongoing commitment to protecting the environment for this generation and generations to come, we believe producing this book and our future reprints of Harry Potter books with a minimum of 30% pcw recycled paper is an important publishing decision."
The seventh and final book in J.K. Rowling's series will be released at 12:01 a.m. on July 21, 2007.