Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Greenpeace Names Names in Boreal

A Greenpeace investigative report released yesterday reveals the names of many high profile and recognizable international companies fueling the destruction of Canada's Boreal Forest to create everyday consumer products.

Among the 35 companies listed in Consuming Canada's Boreal Forest, are Best Buy, Grand & Toy, Toys "R" Us, Time Inc., Sears, Coles/Indigo, Penguin Books US and Harlequin. Rona, the Canadian home improvement and hardware store, is also named in the report.

Each company is profiled as a customer of logging and pulp companies Abitibi-Consolidated, Bowater, Kruger and SFK Pulp, whose destructive logging practices, according to the report, are responsible for decimating nearly 200,000 km2 of Boreal Forest, or 3.5 times the size of Nova Scotia.

"Today, we're naming names," said Kim Fry, a forest campaigner with Greenpeace-Canada. "The logging companies and customers featured in this report are driving the destruction of Canada's Boreal Forest."

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