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"Harry Potter" publishers receive praise and press coverage for using recycled paper; but can publishers be "green" without reaching deeper into their pockets? Greenpeace International recently heaped praise upon the Canadian and German publishers of the "Harry Potter" series for using postconsumer-waste (PCW) recycled paper to publish "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"—the sixth book in the series, now said to be the fastest-selling book in history. And the praise got a lot of press coverage. Raincoast Books, the Canadian publisher and distributor based in Vancouver, British Columbia, published the "Half-Blood Prince" using 100-percent PCW recycled paper, continuing a trend it set in

Greenpeace International, an environmental awareness group, recently heaped praise upon the Canadian and German publishers of the "Harry Potter" series for using post-consumer-waste (PCW) recycled paper to publish "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince." Raincoast Books in British Columbia, in cooperation with the Markets Initiative, a coalition project between Greenpeace Canada, Friends of Clayoquot Sound and the Sierra Club, published the "Half-Blood Prince" using 100-percent PCW recycled paper, continuing a trend it set in 2003 when it published "Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix" on 100-percent PCW paper. German publisher Carlsen used 40-percent PCW recycled paper, while it requisitioned the 60-percent virgin fiber

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