Future sales of Stephenie Meyer's novels should be green in more ways than one.
The Hachette Book Group, whose authors include Meyer and Malcolm Gladwell, is the latest publisher to announce a broad range of environmental goals. The new policy features promises to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by the end of the next decade and, by 2012, to increase tenfold _ to 30 percent _ the amount of recycled fiber
"It is imperative that our industry be mindful of our impact on the planet, and we believe that our progressive policy will encourage other publishers to be equally focused on these important issues," Hachette CEO David Young said Monday in a statement.
Other publishers to launch environmental initiatives in recent years include Random House Inc., Scholastic Inc. and Simon & Schuster.
According to Hachette and the Green Press Initiative, a nonprofit that consults with publishers on the environment, Hachette's plan will save more than 267,000 trees.