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abelenkpe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 01:37 PM
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1. Mattel won't use wood from alleged clear-cutter

Mattel won't use wood from alleged clear-cutter

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_18246377


EL SEGUNDO, Calif.Mattel Inc. says it will stop using wood products from a Singapore company that's been accused of clear-cutting rain forests in Indonesia.

The toymaker says it's told packaging suppliers to stop using wood products from Asia Pulp & Paper while it investigates deforestation allegations.

The environmental group Greenpeace has been waging a campaign against Mattel for its packaging practices. A protest was held this week outside the company's El Segundo headquarters.

An APP executive, Ian Lifshitz, tells the Los Angeles Times that the clear-cutting allegations are baseless and the company is confident that Mattel's investigation will show its packaging is mostly from recycled sources.

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That last sentence is pretty disheartening, but at least they are saying they'll investigate. Greenpeace should make sure an independent investigation takes place too. Cause we all know when industry regulates and investigates itself nothing happens....I seem to remember a hole in the floor of the gulf of mexico from an industry that self regulated not to long ago....and a massive financial crisis from an industry that regulated itself.
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