It's true that Scholastic prints millions of books each year, but we're also thinking about our impact on the environment! Back in 2008, we set a goal to increase the amount of FSC-certifed and recyled paper that we use in our products, creating a more sustainable business.
Paper that has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has been sourced in a responsible way from suppliers who protect animal habitats, prevent pollution, and plant more trees. Recycled paper is, of course, paper that has been repurposed from post-consumer waste (PCW). We've made an effort to increase the amount of both of these papers over the years, and we're happy to announce that 68.2% of the paper we purchased in 2012 was FSC-certified -- nearly double our goal!
You can read all about our 2012 progress here, and take a look at our paper procurement policy as well. And remember to keep recycling -- you never know when today's trash could become an amazing book tomorrow!