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[JinGuan] Date of publication：2016-01-07 clicked：4458
Today, the earth lost 7 million 300 thousand hectares of forest each year; Vividly speaking, there is a football field size of the forest disappeared from the earth in every 2 seconds. Figures show that 40% of the forest cut down on the earth were processed into paper pulp, which eventually became books, magazines, and paper.
With the enhancement of environmental awareness and the popularity of the concept of low carbon life, as early as 10 years ago, countries abroad began to promote green publishing. In 2000, Greenpeace launched a Book Project in Canada, calling for writers and publishers to use forest-friendly paper to print books. The so-called forest-friendly paper refers to recycled paper, which pass through the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification, and meet the emission standard of straw pulp paper.
Foreign low carbon green publication’s beginning to take shape, first of all, is supported by the concept of green publishing. TysonMiller, a spokesman for the United States Green publishing initiative, said that only the press generally accepted the idea of green publishing, in particular, be recognized by the publishing house CEO, green publishing would really be able to be promoted. By June this year, although the United States Green publishing initiative has not been supported by the majority of mainstream publishers, there were more than 100 companies signed a green publishing initiative to participate in the initiative. Chelsea green press (ChelseaGreen) was the first publisher to take part in the green publishing initiative and began to print "it's worth it" on all the books that were published. This green publishing logo is designed to make every reader understand that the cost of producing books with recycled paper is high, so the book's price is high, but it is worth the effort to protect the environment. Schuster & Simon press is a large publishing house in the green publishing program. The company has announced that "by the determination of protecting the environment and the specific policy of paper used to make sure the future use of large number of recycled paper to print books". Powell publishing company (Powell) also participated in the initiative, and felt proud of it. It will join other publishers in the initiative to protect endangered forests and use FSC to identify the paper.
Low carbon green publication not only takes shape in Europe and America, but also gradually be recognized in India. On India Mumbai street, a street press became very famuous because of its green publishing. All the papers they used to publish the book were recovered from the waste paper, including expired newspapers and magazines, paper boxes, postcards, and even a lot of shopping tickets from supermarket. According to the owner of the publishing house, all the recycled paper is sent to a recycling plant, where it is reprocessed and processed to remove the tacks, impurities and original colors from the waste paper, then re-extract the pulp and make use of it again. Publisher also advocates that people publish books with waste paper, which will lower the price of books. Because this green publishing has a great advantage in price, the publisher has attracted a lot of authors who are in poor economic conditions, but are very interested in publishing books, especially those who are very obsessed with literature and are keen to become writers. This publishing house in Mumbai is no doubt conforming to and complying with the trend of low-carbon green times. It can not only achieve low-carbon environmental protection, but also help people realize the desire of publishing books.