Lessebo Paper is partnering with Bonnier Books and Livonia Print to launch a green paper quality Livonia Zero Offset by Lessebo Paper – an initiative to minimize the carbon footprint of printed books.
Lessebo Paper is one of the oldest paper manufacturers in Sweden and has been working to reduce their negative environmental impact. The company says it produces one of the most environmentally friendly paper products in the market, both in terms of sourcing raw materials but also in minimizing CO2 emissions, using only renewable electricity and responsible water stewardship.
Lessebo Paper has been partnering with Bonnier Books and Livonia Print to develop a new paper quality for high-quality printing that does not compromise the environmental performance of the product. The cooperation has so far entailed Livonia Zero Offset by Lessebo Paper, a quality produced with minimal GHG emissions. In total, the production of pulp and paper emits 25kg CO2 per ton of finished paper, which is significantly lower than the European average. In addition, all CO2 emissions from the production process of pulp and paper are compensated through a Gold Standard project.
Livonia Zero Offset by Lessebo Paper is a white, uncoated paper quality available in gram weights from 100 gsm up to 140 gsm as standard. The paper is Cradle to Cradle-certified at Gold level, FSC-certified, and has high opacity and a rough surface to provide the best reading experience. The bulk of the paper is specially developed to give the book a pleasant thickness and weight. Furthermore, Livonia Zero Offset by Lessebo Paper is a quality developed for high-performance printing machines and is available in both reels and sheets. The paper is produced in Sweden and contains locally sourced raw materials.
“We know that the industry must lead the way to a climate-smart society. By partnering with Livonia Print and Bonnier Books, we together take action to make the future of printed books even more environmentally friendly,” says Jens Olson, CEO at Lessebo Paper.
Markus Guldstrand, production director at Bonnier Books explains, “At Bonnier Books, we are dedicated to running a sustainable business that leads the way in publishing for years to come. Partnering with Lessebo Paper and Livonia Print to bring this paper to the market is a prime example of that dedication. We’re excited to use this fantastic book paper, which is a substantial step toward achieving our sustainability goals. And we remain fully committed to actively shaping a sustainable future for, and together with, our industry.”
Eva Hansén, head of Production Bonnierförlagen says, “We will use this paper in many of our books, and although this is a substantial step forward, we will tirelessly continue to reduce our climate impact in different ways. By collaborating and partnering with industry leaders in our supply chain and the publishing industry, Bonnierförlagen aims to lead by example and inspire others to adopt sustainable practices.”