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Volume 3, January 2012
Asia Pulp & Paper destroying Indonesian rainforest at an alarming rate for Paseo brand products

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Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has been driving Indonesian rainforest destruction at an alarming rate to make throw-away tissue products.

Dear friend, There's a company in Indonesia called Asia Pulp & Paper that has been driving rainforest destruction at an alarming rate to make their products. Their destructive ways are not only polluting our climate, but also pushing wildlife like the Sumatran tiger towards extinction. Less than half of Indonesia's rainforests remain because of companies like APP. Here in the U.S., they sell their throw-away tissue products under the brand name Paseo. You'll find these products in almost every major retail chain in the country. It's an important part of APP's business and they'd like nothing more than to be able to continue wiping away tiger forests for their throw-away tissue products. But we can change that. Join me and take action and tell major U.S. retailers not to sell rainforest destruction by avoiding APP tissue products.

 



This deforestation is not only polluting our climate, but also pushing wildlife like the Sumatran tiger towards extinction. With only 400 Sumatran tigers left in the wild, every bit of its dwindling forest habitat matters.

Here in the U.S., APP is trying to push its “Paseo” brand tissue products onto store shelves across the country. To do so, they are counting on people – and major retailers – to stay in the dark about the dirty secret behind their tissue products. But you can help us change that.

Make sure retailers that are selling Paseo products, like Kmart, stop doing so, and that stores not selling it yet, like Walmart, don’t start!

I urge you to avoid buying and selling Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) tissue products in your stores. APP is driving the destruction of rainforests -- including habitat for the last Sumatran tigers -- for its throw-away tissue products. This is unacceptable. Toilet paper shouldn't wipe away rainforests and tiger habitat.

The APP tissue products, marketed under the "Paseo" name in the U.S., are made from wood fiber originating from rainforests and pulpwood plantations that are eating into rainforests in Indonesia. With about 400 Sumatran tigers left, there is no time to lose, and no room for retailers to look the other way while rainforest destruction sits on their shelves.

Indonesia recently received a world record from the Guinness Book for the worst deforestation rate. Pulpwood plantations are eating into rainforests and carbon-rich peatlands, driving much of this record-breaking forest destruction. By buying and selling Paseo products, you are complicit in this devastating deforestation.

Until APP cleans up its act, I ask you to avoid buying and selling Paseo brand tissue products. I also urge you not to use APP as the supplier for your in-store (or "generic") brands.
 

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Great news! Hasbro, one of the largest toy companies in the world and makers of Transformers, G.I. Joe, and Scrabble has just made a commitment to buy sustainable paper and end its relationship with rainforest destroyers like Asia Pulp & Paper (APP).

As a result of your pressure on Mattel and other companies in the toy sector, Hasbro has said that they will avoid paper that comes from companies destroying rainforests and boost their use of recycled and Forest Stewardship Council certified paper. This is great news for Paradise rainforests and the endangered wildlife that depend on them.

So it’s time to celebrate. We’ve had another huge victory with the toy sector, and it was because of dedicated supporters like yourself that we made that happen.

This campaign has been a challenge from the beginning. The companies we are up against have much larger financial resources at their fingertips than we do. But we have a more important advantage: millions of people around the world who want to protect rainforests for our future.

To end APP’s destructive ways once and for all, we are going to need even more people taking action. That’s why I am issuing you a challenge: Send this special link to at least five people you know and ask them to take action by telling major U.S. retailers not to sell throw-away tissue products that are wiping away rainforests. Copy and share this link below:

https://secure3.convio.net/gpeace/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=921&s_src=taf&s_subsrc=email

 

 

APP is driving the destruction of rainforests -- including habitat for the last Sumatran tigers -- for its throw-away tissue products. This is unacceptable. Toilet paper shouldn't wipe away rainforests and tiger habitat.

The APP tissue products, marketed under the "Paseo" name in the U.S., are made from wood fiber originating from rainforests and pulpwood plantations that are eating into rainforests in Indonesia. With about 400 Sumatran tigers left, there is no time to lose, and no room for retailers to look the other way while rainforest destruction sits on their shelves.

Indonesia recently received a world record from the Guinness Book for the worst deforestation rate. Pulpwood plantations are eating into rainforests and carbon-rich peatlands, driving much of this record-breaking forest destruction. By buying and selling Paseo products, you are complicit in this devastating deforestation.

Until APP cleans up its act, I ask you to avoid buying and selling Paseo brand tissue products. I also urge you not to use APP as the supplier for your in-store (or "generic") brands.

 

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