Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Sometimes Beauty is Really Only Skin Deep

We all love forests. Today, forest protection advocates at Dogwood Alliance shined a spotlight on health and beauty products that are traditionally associated with Valentine’s Day and asked industry giants Procter & Gamble, Unilever, and Revlon to love forests too and reduce their excessive paper packaging.

Proctor & Gamble, Unilever and Revlon are three of the biggest health and beauty companies using excessive packaging originating from Southern forests—forests with more types of plants and animals to love than almost anywhere in the world. Excessive packaging of beauty products is just plain ugly, and destructive too.

Dogwood Alliance called on Proctor & Gamble, Unilever and Revlon to reduce the amount of paper in packaging, increase post-consumer recycled fiber used in packaging, and ensure that their paper products are not coming from endangered forests.
The message is simple - forests shouldn’t be chopped down, chipped up, made into packaging and tossed in the landfill. There are simple solutions that can transform the packaging industry.

To learn more about the issue, visit the Dogwood Alliance website.

To send your own message to Procter & Gamble, Unilever, and Revlon, go here.

More information is available on the Dogwood Alliance blog.

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