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Kicked out of Indonesia for fighting APP's deforestation

Blog entry by Andy Tait, Greenpeace UK | October 25, 2011

Until last Wednesday, I was in Indonesia. I'd travelled there to work with colleagues in Jakarta and Sumatra on our continuing campaign to end the devastation of the country's magnificent rainforests. But after an extremely intense...

Taking action to protect forests in Papua New Guinea

Blog entry by Sam Moko | October 25, 2011

A major scandal involving the destruction of forests and the abuse of human rights is rapidly unfolding in my country. Right now, I am on the Greenpeace ship Esperanza, at the heart of it. This morning, activists painted "stop the...

Asia Pulp and Paper's sinking reputation forces more companies to jump ship -...

Blog entry by Jamie Woolley, Greenpeace UK | November 1, 2011

There's further bad news for Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) as yet more companies around the world ditch their contracts with the unscrupulous forest-trashing company. Hot on the heels of Mattel and Lego, today Hasbro announced a new...

APP is on the attack but still won’t abandon rainforest destruction

Blog entry by Andy Tait, Greenpeace UK | November 8, 2011

A few days ago we revealed that Asia Pulp and Paper, the world’s most notorious rainforest destroyer and owner of the NZ Cottonsoft toilet paper brand , has lost more customers. Lots of big clients have walked away because APP keeps...

Destroying our precious rainforests certainly isn't the Weedons Way!

Blog entry by Siana Fitzjohn | November 11, 2011

Toilet paper is a handy little luxury that in addition to our conventional use has made its appearance in pranks, papier mache models and mummy outfits for Halloween. Kids know better than anyone all the ways in which we can use ...

You can close our office, but you can’t stop us

Blog entry by Nur Hidayati, Greenpeace Indonesia | November 14, 2011

We have  been warned that we may have to move out of our office in Jakarta early next week. This is the office that has been leading our campaign to stop Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) destroying the rainforests of Indonesia . But, ...

Alive and kicking in Indonesia

Blog entry by Nur Hidayati | November 16, 2011

Since our office was threatened with closure by the South Jakarta district authority last week, our staff pulled out all the stops to keep the office open. We have had great support from Indonesian civil society leaders who see this...

New Greenpeace research confirms Cottonsoft toilet rolls contaminated with rainforest...

Press release | November 23, 2011 at 11:28

Greenpeace has today released further evidence showing how tissue products made by Cottonsoft, a subsidiary of Indonesian paper giant Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), are contaminated with rainforest fibres.

New Cottonsoft PR offensive firing blanks

Blog entry by Nick Young | November 23, 2011

There's been a new development in our campaign to get the rainforest out of Cottonsoft toilet paper . With the help of ex National Party MP Katherine Rich in her role as head of the Food and Grocery Council, Cottonsoft/ Asia Pulp...

Cottonsoft find it hard to fess up to being a rainforest destroyer

Blog entry by Grant Rosoman | November 24, 2011

This week APP/Cottonsoft fired their latest public relations salvo to hide the fact they are destroying rainforests in Indonesia to make throw away paper products. They claimed that tests by one of the world's most respected fibre...

Durban Climate Talks: Last chance for the US

Feature story | November 28, 2011 at 6:50

On the eve of the latest round of climate talks in Durban, Greenpeace declares that it is time for our governments to listen to the people, and not the polluters.

Tell President Dilma Rousseff to veto the new Forest Code

Action | November 29, 2011 at 3:40

Brazilian President Dilma can save the Amazon from destruction. Tell her to veto the new Forest Code!

New Forest Code will condemn the Amazon rainforest

Blog entry by Nathalia Clark | November 30, 2011

Last week senators in Brazil approved a text that condemns the Brazilian forests, a deal between government and agribusiness made in back rooms and secret meetings, and they rejected an amendment that calls for a ten-year moratorium on...

New report shows massive carbon footprint of Fonterra’s PKE imports

Press release | December 4, 2011 at 7:11

Auckland 4 December 2011: A new report released today by Greenpeace New Zealand reveals that the 1.4 million tonnes of palm kernel expeller (PKE) imported into New Zealand during the 2010/2011 dairy season, could have produced up to 8.9 million...

Fonterra climate crimes: The true price of Fonterra milk

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | December 4, 2011

The carbon footprint of New Zealand milk could be much larger than Fonterra claims. A new report released today reveals that Fonterra’s continued use of palm kernel expeller (PKE) as a supplementary feed on dairy farms could...

Save the Amazon, veto the new Forest Code

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon, Greenpeace International | December 8, 2011

We are edging closer to an “ ecological calamity ” in the Amazon rainforest and a vote in the Brazilian Senate has pushed us closer to the brink. Yesterday it voted to approve destructive changes to the laws governing forest...

Cottonsoft's barrage of PR

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | December 9, 2011

Well, it's fair to say that a week is a long time when it comes to campaigning and no more so than when you're up against one of the world's most notorious rainforest destroyers. In the last weeks we have seen a volley of wild claims ...

Eyes of the Forest see through greenwash

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | December 14, 2011

Today, a new investigative report reveals how Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) – the notorious Indonesian rainforest destroyer – is continuing its destruction of natural tropical forest and drainage of peat soils to make its pulp and paper...

Threat to Amazon delayed, as new Forest Code vote is postponed to 2012

Blog entry by Juliette - Greenpeace International | December 16, 2011

The next stage of voting on Brazil’s new Forest Code – which could have devastating impacts on the Amazon - has been once again postponed before going to President Dilma, who can either approve or veto it. The new code, which has...

APP pulps trees from its own tiger sanctuary. How dumb is that?

Blog entry by Ian Duff, Greenpeace UK | December 19, 2011

This was APP's Senepis Tiger Sanctuary, until one of APP's suppliers cut down the trees. Image: Eyes on the Forest/WW Indonesia Asia Pulp and Paper – parent company of New Zealand's Cottonsoft brand and the company doing so much...

Looking back on 2011

Video | December 20, 2011 at 8:07

A year of action led campaigning in 2011.

Davos failed to address fundamentals – will the next Earth Summit in Rio?

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | February 3, 2012

At the World Economics Forum in Davos last week, no one was denying that we face serious economic, social and environmental crises. When even the Financial Times runs a series of articles on " Capitalism in crisis ", it´s obvious...

Brazilian forest code: the battle continues

Blog entry by Tatiana Carvalho | February 7, 2012

At the end of 2011 , before government officials closed up shop for the holidays, President Dilma demanded final approval on the new Forest Code in Brazil. This new proposal condemns the Brazilian forests and is a deal between ...

Forest Hero: UN awards Amazon Campaign Director

Blog entry by Jess Miller | February 9, 2012

Paulo Adario, who heads up our Amazon campaign , may not be your archetypal hero (we’ve never seen him don tights), but we’re proud to announce that he has just been awarded the honour of “Forest Hero” by the UN.  He’s not one to...

Yet more proof that Asia Pulp and Paper's green claims don’t stack up

Blog entry by jamie | February 17, 2012

Another blow has been delivered to the credibility of Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) - the parent company of NZ brand Cottonsoft - thanks to some excellent work by WWF . In a survey of the certification bodies that APP regularly references...

Asia Pulp & Paper in illegal rainforest scandal

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar and Nathan Argent | March 1, 2012

APP: “Zero tolerance for illegal wood”. These are the five words that say a lot but apparently mean little to a company that has made a mantra out of repeating something which is simply not true.  And today, we’ve released proof...

Undercover investigation proves Cottonsoft’s link to illegal rainforest destruction

Press release | March 2, 2012 at 1:00

An Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) mill in Indonesia that produced paper used to make Cottonsoft-branded toilet paper sold here in New Zealand has been exposed by a Greenpeace investigation as having regularly milled ramin, a rainforest species...

APP customers start to take action as we deliver evidence to police in Indonesia

Blog entry by Zul Fahmi, Greenpeace South East Asia | March 2, 2012

It's been a momentous 24 hours since we released the results of our investigation into Asia Pulp and Paper's illegal timber scandal.  While we in Greenpeace are best known for our direct actions, it's our investigation work that...

The case against Cottonsoft just gets bigger and stronger

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | March 12, 2012

Last year , using forensic testing of tissue paper sold in New Zealand, we scientifically linked rainforest clearance to toilet paper sold here in New Zealand by Cottonsoft - a Kiwi based company owned by Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) a...

Brazilians demand President Dilma protects the Amazon

Blog entry by Jess Miller | March 12, 2012

The forest code is in danger, and with its future lies the fate of the Brazilian Amazon. This week, after another delay to the vote on the new law,  thousands of Brazilians demonstrated in Brasilia , demanding Dilma  veto the new law...

Illegal wood at APP's mill - now you see it, now you don't

Blog entry by Zul Fahmi, Greenpeace South East Asia | March 20, 2012

More than two weeks ago, Greenpeace submitted video evidence documenting illegal ramin logs at APP's Indah Kiat mill to the Indonesian authorities - both the Ministry of Forestry and the National Police. Today, the Ministry of...

Save The Amazon: New Rainbow Warrior expedition begins

Blog entry by EoinD | March 25, 2012

The world is edging closer to an ecological calamity in the Amazon. Threats to the rainforest include logging, cattle ranching, soya plantations and of course climate change. That's why the Rainbow Warrior is there now, and why...

Calls from the Forest to Save the Amazon

Blog entry by Jess Miller | March 29, 2012

After two days of travel through the Amazon, the Rainbow Warrior arrived today in Santarem. Just a few days ago, we called on you to join Brazilians, as they demand a Zero Deforestation law to Save the Amazon. Today, we are in...

Forest Animals Are Hard to Replace

Blog entry by nyoung | April 1, 2012

Forests are home to over two thirds of land animals and plants. Many animals, like the great apes, even depend on them for survival. But ancient forests, from the Congo to Indonesia , are under attack! That’s why we’re thrilled...

Captain's Blog: The Warrior sets sails on the Amazon

Blog entry by Pete Willcox, Captain of the Rainbow Warrior | April 2, 2012

It's 10.30 at night. I am fighting a cold, and feel like a hammered horseshoe. I look out from behind my curtain and say, "Give it a rest". Angelo, our third mate quickly retreats. This is the Italian Stallion's first trip with...

Illegal Logging exposed in the Amazon

Blog entry by Jess Miller | April 3, 2012

After months of investigations, activists have exposed an illegal logging operation underway in public lands in the Amazon. The illegal timber was discovered inside the Rural Settlement Corta Corda, 140km from the city of Santarem,...

Illegal Farm in the Amazon: Not For Sale

Blog entry by Jess Miller | April 5, 2012

Activists from the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior joined local community members from the Resex Verde para Sempre Reserve today to declare an end to the sale of an illegal farm inside the protected area. The "Not for Sale" sign...

Asia Pulp and Paper: bad for the environment and bad for the investment community

Blog entry by Calvin Quek, Greenpeace East Asia | April 15, 2012

Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), the pulp and paper giant behind the illegal timber scandal we exposed last month has lost one of its largest international investors. In March we released evidence from a year-long investigation showing...

Acai - not just a juice, a way of life

Blog entry by James Turner | May 7, 2012

While the Rainbow Warrior sat at anchor on a wide expanse of the Amazon river , a small Greenpeace team set off in inflatable boats towards the village of Bailique, to meet with local people who are resisting the trend towards...

Illegal logging, contract cancellations fuel investor flight from APP

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt, Forest Campaigner,Greenpeace Canada | May 7, 2012

The notorious company Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), linked to illegal logging and the clearance of Sumatran tiger habitat, today suffered another massive blow with Canadian investment giant Mackenzie Investments announcing that it has...

Rainbow Warrior in the Brazilian port city of Belem

Blog entry by James Turner | May 10, 2012

The Rainbow Warrior is moored in the port city of Belem, here at the mouth of the Amazon river in Brazil. It’s a historic city, over 400 years old, which was established in colonial times and has become a thriving trade center ever...

Elissama’s quiet voice tells the world about a new Amazon scandal

Blog entry by James Turner | May 15, 2012

Right now a 20 year old Brazilian named Elissama de Oliveira Menezes is attached to the anchor chain of a massive cargo ship here in Sao Luis, at the mouth of the Amazon. She’s a small girl anyway, but next to the 175 meter ‘Clipper...

Nothing very new in APP's "new" forest protection policy

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar, Forest Campaigner, Greenpeace SEA | May 16, 2012

The news initially sounded  intriguing : Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) was inviting journalists in Jakarta to the launch of what the company grandly dubbed its “greatest commitment to natural forest protection.” Discarding the PR...

Occupying an anchor chain, thinking of freshly baked muffins

Blog entry by nyoung | May 16, 2012

What do you need most on an anchor chain in the middle of the Atlantic, when you’ve been there for over 24 hours, and it’s pouring with rain? Muffins. Freshly baked by our chef, Walter, and put into waterproof tins ready for...

Cottonsoft recycles broken promises on deforestation

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 16, 2012

Yesterday, the notorious rainforest destroyer Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), the parent company of New Zealand based Cottonsoft, made a grandstanding announcement that it was committed to protecting the natural forests of Indonesia. Now...

KFC’s Secret Recipe: Rainforest Destruction

Blog entry by Ian Duff | May 24, 2012

No matter what you think about fast food, you’ll no doubt agree that rainforests shouldn’t be trashed to make packaging destined for the trash. But  that’s exactly what’s happening. Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is supplying KFC with...

KFC Executives Have Their Heads in a Bucket

Blog entry by Chris Eaton | May 24, 2012

Earlier today we released a report exposing KFC for driving rainforest destruction and pushing tigers toward extinction. Sadly, KFC executives have responded by putting a big bucket of denial on their heads. The company first...

Amazon pig iron industry called to account for environmental and human rights abuses

Blog entry by James Turner | May 29, 2012

zoom We have stood down our blockade of the pig iron cargo ship Clipper Hope in the Amazon. And have an assurance from the Vice-Governor that the pig iron industry, senior police and legal reps will meet with us to ...

Actions speak louder than words

Blog entry by James Turner | May 29, 2012

zoom The new Rainbow Warrior is in action to defend the Amazon and its people. Something Brazil’s President Dilma could have done yesterday by completely vetoing changes to the new Forest Code.  From the bridge, I can see...

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