HarperCollins UK has surpassed its target of saving 140 tonnes of carbon emissions in 2022 by 23%, the publisher has announced. By transporting 3.2 million books from Europe to the UK by rail, it saved a total of 172 tonnes of carbon.

This equates to just over 41% of books produced for the publisher in Europe during that year. The company intends to increase the amount transported by rail, with a target of over 200 tonnes of carbon saved in 2023, then more depending on rail capacity. HarperCollins titles that travelled this way included Feel Good Food by Joe Wicks, Menopausing by Davina McCall, and new J R R Tolkien publishing including The Fall of Numenor and The Silmarillion deluxe edition.

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