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BIC’s Green Hub

A great place to start is BIC’s green hub.  

This BIC initiative is designed as a resource for the book industry where they will share information on how to be greener and showcase what BIC is doing to help organisations achieve that.   

Watch BIC’s Green Brunch series and you will have a much better idea of where the industry’s most significant carbon footprints are and what improvements are being made. Each recording lasts around an hour and each hour is an hour well spent. They are:  




Book Covers. Publishers are increasingly concerned about the environmental impact of certain finishes used for book covers. Some finishes are being phased out or no longer used eg glitter. See Book covers under the spotlight as publishers weigh up environmental impact by Sian Bayley in The Bookseller 29 March 2022.