Paper producer proffers 500 'Potter' books

  October 7, 2003 at 5:06 PM ET
  Cheeser     HPANA (via PR Newswire)

Canadian company Domtar Inc.opens in new window has donatedopens in new window 500 copies of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix to schools and libraries to raise awareness of the book's use of their recycled paper:

"The latest Harry Potter is a wonderful book. It will no doubt bring hours of pleasure to both children and adults. Domtar is very pleased to have been one of the core suppliers of paper for this fifth novel," said George Kobrynsky, Senior Vice-President, Pulp & Paper Sales, Marketing & Customer Relations Group.

Domtar's Ottawa-Hull Mill in Ontario and its Nekoosa Mill in Wisconsin manufactured some of the paper for the first printing of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The paper used for this new novel was custom-made for the publisher's very specific requirements.

Last week, Potter author JK Rowling pledged to demand that her future publishers print all of her books on recycled paper. Domtar claims no protected forestry was used in the production of their paper for the fifth Harry Potter novel. They also supplied paper for the fourth book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Raincoast Booksopens in new window is the Canadian publisher of the Harry Potter series, and was recognized by Greenpeace in August for their groundbreaking initiative to publish their copies of Order of the Phoenix on 100% recycled paper.


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