Sunday, 20 November 2016

Books BFTF didn't buy

Book that BFTF wanted to buy, but didn't because there was no evidence they had been printed on environmentally sustainable paper...

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City County Forest
City County Forest

Emailed Pedals to ask whether the book was printed on sustainably sourced paper. They responded, winningly, with : "I have checked one copy of 'City County Forest' and can confirm there is no mention of the sustainability of the paper used in the book."

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Dawn of the Undead
Dawn of the Unread

Contacted Dawn of the Undead at their very interesting blogand asked for info on the sustainability of the paper used for this graphic novel.They responded with the following reassuring message:

"Yes, DAWN is indeed printed on FSC paper, and we shall add the FSC logo to reprints.Russell Press have had FSC accreditation for many years, as well ISO environmental accreditation."

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The BBC - Myth of a Public Service
The BBC - Myth of a Public Service

Contacted Verso asking for information on the sustainability of the paper used in this book.

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Trump Unveiled - Exposing the Bigoted Billionaire
Trump Unveiled - Exposing the Bigoted Billionaire

Contacted OR Books asking for information on the sustainability of the paper used in this book. They reassuringly responded with :

"OR Books' UK printer, CPi, is both FSC and PEFC certified; details are available on its website...[and]...The edition you saw in your local bookseller, printed by our publishing partner Counterpoint, is produced on recycled 30% PCW [post consumer waste] paper stock"

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Guinness World Records 2017
Guinness World Records 2017

Message sent via the Guinness Book of Records contact page:

"I was just about to buy a copy of Guinness Book of Records 2017 when I noticed that there was no logo or statement saying it had been printed on sustainably sourced paper (e.g. FSC certified or recycled). Can you please advise on your policy regarding this issue?"


They responded by pointing out that "We print on renewable and recyclable paper. You can find the sustainability statement on p.250 of the hardback: 'SUSTAINABILITY -The paper used for this edition is manufactured by UPM Plattling, German. The production site has forest certification and its operations have both ISO14001 environmental management system and EMAS certification to ensure sustainable production. UPM Papers are true Biofore products, produced from renewable and recycled materials.' "

You can read the UPM product statement here, it is pretty encouraging, so guess can buy this with confidence. Although possibly a bit late now. Did suggest to the publisher might want to consider "making the note a bit more prominent so that I don't miss it next time" :)

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