Muggles Save Trees From Harry

By Colleen Barry,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2007 11:15 AM CDT
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – It's almost 800 pages long and everyone you know will buy one, so Scholastic has a big chance to score green points with the printing of the final Harry Potter book this summer. The latest installment will use at least 30% recycled material in the U.S., and a "deluxe" edition printed on 100% recycled material will also be available.

Scholastic is catching up with European and Canadian publishers who've been using forest-friendly paper for past several installments of the series. Greenpeace and other environmental groups had complained in 2005, when Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was published, that Scholastic wasn't using enough recycled paper and urged consumers to buy copies from the Canadian publisher instead.