There is a great deal of activity at the moment for people to brush up their green credentials and prove that they are carbon neutral and use sustainable materials and eco-friendly suppliers. When it comes to books the approach that seems to be the greenest is to check back where the paper has come from to ensure that it originates from a paper mill with links to logging companies that are environmentally sound.
An article in the latest issue of The Ecologist explains how Alison Kennedy, production director of Egmont UK book divisions , set out to publish books with a ethical product guarantee. One of the keys to it is to grade paper by origin with the worst type being stocks that come from unknown sources. After a great deal of hard work it seems that book printers are now starting to embrace the concept. To read more get the Ecologist because this article is not online.