08 Feb '12, 8pm

US Toilet Paper Choices Contributing To Indonesian Rainforest Destruction

US Toilet Paper Choices Contributing To Indonesian Rainforest Destruction

WWF continues putting pressure on Asia Pulp & Paper : Their newly released report, Don't Flush Tiger Forests finds that toilet paper, paper towels and tissues made from APP fiber are rapidly expanding into US supermarkets, restaurants, and hotels under the Paseo and Livi brands. APP is the fifth-largest tissue producer in the world. Despite continued pressure from environmental groups, and corporate statements to the contrary, APP and its affiliates continue expanding into new areas of Indonesian rainforest. WWF reports that since APP began operating in Indonesia, back in 1984, an area of rainforest on Sumatra totaling 5 million acres have been cleared—an area WWF highlights as being larger than the state of Massachusetts. This rainforest destruction has multiple negative environmental and social impacts: Increased carbon emissions, destruction of wildlife habitat (in turn...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/u-s-to...

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