Saturday, July 28, 2007

Harry Potter vs Trees

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
first printing will consume 16,700 tons of paper (which, depending on whose estimates of tree per piece of paper you believe, equals roughly 400,800 trees), according to Scholastic.

Although some editions will be printed on recycled paper and some of the wood for the initial print run comes from so-called "sustainably harvested" trees, that's still an astonishing figure.

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