On June 9, 2008 Greenpeace volunteers delivered a clear message to Kimberly-Clark, makers of Kleenex tissues: "Kleenex must stop wiping away ancient forests." Three Greenpeace USA volunteers dragged chains, locks, and banners to the New Milford, CT Kleenex facility and locked themselves to the South Gate.
The massive plant accounts for 40% of the Kleenex and Scott products sold in the U.S., yet most products made at the New Milford facility contain little or no recycled fiber. Kimberly-Clark refuses to stop destroying ancient forests for its Kleenex, Scott, and Cottonelle lines, products that are used once and thrown away.
While the lock-down continued, other volunteers placed tree saplings in the windshields of cars in the employee parking lot. A note attached to the saplings read: "We know Kimberly-Clark can do better."