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Swiss FSC wood for Harry Potter

Jan 12, 2006 / alpMedia
(12.01.2006) The latest volume of Harry Potter (in English) was printed largely on eco-friendly FSC-certified paper from the Swiss Alps. The FSC abbreviation stands for Forest Stewardship Council and is a guarantee of ecologically sound and socially and economically sustainable forestry activities. The use of FSC paper was one of the demands made by J.K. Rowling, the star author of the Harry Potter series.
The prestigious (and sizeable) paper production order went to Ravensburg/D, one of the few paper mills in Europe with the FSC quality seal. However the 30,000 tonnes of timber required exceeded by far the capacity of the FSC-certified forests of Baden-Württemberg, which is why around 80 per cent of the timber requirements had to be outsourced from the Swiss mountain cantons of St Gallen and Appenzell.
Source: Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 16 December 2005
Filed under: forest certification