Hundreds of companies in the U.S, Canada and throughout the world are taking action to protect ancient forests. To date, 700 companies have joined Greenpeace’s Forest Friendly Business project by pledging not to use Kimberly-Clark products such as Kleenex, until the company stops destroying the last remaining ancient forests.
In a ad in the National Edition of the New York Times newspaper, Greenpeace announced that more than 650 businesses in North America and from around the world are refusing to use tissue products manufactured by the Kimberly-Clark Corporation and made from ancient forests. The businesses are calling on the company to use more recycled fiber and pulp from sustainable logging operations in its products including Kleenex brand facial tissue.
The company is causing the destruction of North America’s largest ancient forest, the Boreal, which is home to endangered species and is essential in combating global warming pollution.
In another example of a business taking action to protect forests, the Green Restaurant Association recently wrote to Kimberly-Clark. Their letter encouraged the company to:
1. Commit to increasing its post consumer recycled content to match that of Cascades Tissues North River Line
2. Commit to only using FSC certified wood products, when it is using virgin fiber
3. Switch to processed chlorine free or totally chlorine free
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