17 Mar '12, 11pm

APP affiliates in US, Australia, pledge to drop controversial pulp supplier ...: Oasis Brands, a firm that handl...

APP affiliates in US, Australia, pledge to drop controversial pulp supplier ...: Oasis Brands, a firm that handl...

APP affiliates in U.S., Australia, pledge to drop controversial pulp supplier linked to deforestation mongabay.com March 17, 2012 Two affiliates of Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) have announced they are severing at least some ties with the beleaguered paper giant, according to the Northern Virginia Daily and Greenpeace , an environmental group whose recent undercover investigation found ramin, a protected species, at APP's pulp mill in Sumatra. Oasis Brands, a firm that handles sales, marketing, and contracting for Virginia-based Mercury Paper Inc., said it will "dissolve" ties to APP "in response to company goals and customer demand for sustainability assurance". Mercury Paper had been under fire for sourcing fiber from APP, which environmentalists have shown continues to produce pulp and paper from endangered natural forests in Indonesia. APP has been the only supplier for Merc...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0317-app_usa_troubles.html

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