Following up on my previous mention of Raincoast books use of recycled paper here, Scholastic had this to say regarding their paper policies:
Scholastic has been using various types of recycled-content paper for more than seventeen years, whenever it is feasible. In fact, we purchased 72,326,000 pounds of recycled paper in 2004.
In keeping with Scholastic’s long history of environmentally-responsible paper purchasing, no old growth forests were used to create the paper for the Harry Potter series. All of the mills that supplied paper for the Harry Potter series belong to the American Forest and Paper Association and, therefore, must adhere to strict guidelines, including restrictions on logging and tree harvesting. We are confident that all of our paper suppliers are conducting their business in an ecologically-responsible manner.
We appreciate your interest in our company. Scholastic shares your concern about the environment, and will continue to source papers containing reclaimed fibers for a variety of our products.
I still don’t intend to read the Harry Potter books, but the rest of you can seemingly do so with little or no worries. No hard facts in their response such as what % their reclaimed paper is of their overall consumption.