Lessebo Paper in Sweden is partnering with the British publisher Bonnier Books and Livonia Print in Latvia, and is now launching the paper quality Livonia Zero Offset by Lessebo Paper. This is an initiative from the three companies to minimise the carbon footprint of printed books.
Lessebo Paper is one of the oldest paper manufacturers in Sweden and has been working actively to reduce their negative environmental impact. Today, their qualities are one of the most environmentally friendly paper products in the market, both in terms of sourcing raw materials but also in minimising 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 with environmental performance of the product. The cooperation has so far entailed in 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 tonne 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, and FSC® Certified and has a 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.”explains Jens
Olson, CEO at Lessebo Paper.
MarkusGuldstrand, 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 towards 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 concludes with “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.”