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Children's education and publishing company Scholastic has announced plans to boost its levels of sustainable procurement of paper.

The company has set new goals to increase the amount of paper it uses that is either certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or recycled from post-consumer waste.

Under the new targets, the firm will aim, by 2013, to increase its publication paper usage of FSC-certified products to 30 per cent and its use of recycled paper to 25 per cent, three-quarters of which will be made with post-consumer waste.

Maureen O'Connell, Scholastic's chief financial officer, said: "Our five-year goals for FSC-certified and recycled paper purchases are ambitious but achievable and important."

"For many years, we demonstrated our commitment to responsible paper policy and we particularly raised the standard last summer with our record-setting use of environmentally-friendly papers for the seventh book in the Harry Potter series."

Along with its commitment to using sustainable paper procurement, the company has also announced a new plan to educate children about environmental practices and the part they can play in protecting the world around them.ADNFCR-1231-ID-18421695-ADNFCR

Article Date: 10 January 2008

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