Saving Trees (no spells required)

Harry Potter might be considered something of a greenie—he does, after all, avoid the negative environmental impacts of automobiles by disapparating instead of driving. Now readers of the last book in the hugely popular series will be practicing a little conservation, whether they realize it or not.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which comes out July 21 with a first printing of 12 million copies, will be printed on recycled paper, according to CNN. Scholastic Inc., in partnership with the Rainforest Alliance, agreed to the following:

The paper used will contain "a minimum of 30 percent post-consumer waste (pcw) fiber."


Nearly two-thirds of the 16,700 tons of paper will be approved by the Forest Stewardship Council, an international organization with a mission to "promote environmentally responsible, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world's forests."


A "deluxe" edition of the new book, which has a first printing of 100,000, will be printed on paper that contains "100 percent post-consumer waste fiber."

It’s good to know that trees will be spared. Too bad some of the characters won’t be that lucky.


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