The destruction of forests that release oxygen and absorb hazardous carbon dioxide emissions, contributing to global warming, has been a major environmental concern. With the threat of global warming and the recognition that countries like the United States have enough agricultural waste to produce tree-free paper, there is now an emerging emphasis on producing environmentally friendly books. Therefore, some of the green movement principles of environmentally friendly book publishers include being socially responsible by minimizing the printing of books made from paper; using recycled paper, which will help save trees and lessen the amount thrown in landfills; using tree-free papers that are produced from either crops grown for this purpose, such as the kenaf plant, or from the remains of agricultural crops, such as ...

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