19 May '11, 3pm

Mickey Mouse: Ravager of Rainforests?

Mickey Mouse: Ravager of Rainforests?

Those pesky activists from the Rainforest Action Network are at it again. Today (May 19), four activists including a couple costumed as Mickey and Minnie Mouse were arrested outside the Burbank headquarters of The Walt Disney Co. They accused Disney of printing children's books with paper that is driving the destruction of Indonesia's rainforests after after lab test results found that paper used in Disney's kids books contained fiber from Indonesia. Disney is the largest publisher of children's books in the world, producing over 50 million books and 30 million magazines a year. RAN has been critical of Disney's paper buying policies for more than a year, saying that: its paper policy, released in March, fails to prevent controversial fiber and suppliers like Asian Pulp and Paper (APP) and APRIL (Indonesia's largest pulp and paper companies) from entering its products. Thi...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2011/05/19/mickey-mouse-rava...

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marcgunther.com 19 May '11, 5am

This isn’t a trivial matter. According to RAN: Indonesia’s rainforests, home to unique species like the orangutan and the ...