Indonesia’s rainforest, the home of the Sumatran tiger, must not be destroyed.
Asia Pacific Resources International (APRIL) is destroying the Sumatran tiger’s remaining habitat to make disposal tissue and paper products. An incredible 60 per cent of fibre supply to APRIL's Riau Andalan Pulp & Paper (RAPP) pulp mill in Indonesia is rainforest wood. And in 2012, APRIL planned to feed its Sumatran pulp mill by trashing another 60,000 hectares of rainforest – an area nearly the size of Singapore.
Indonesia’s rainforests and peatlands are being destroyed to make the disposable consumer products we find in our shops – paper for our glossy magazines and books, copy and toilet paper and packaging and palm oil for products like toothpaste and chocolate.
What you can do
Canadians don’t want to buy products sourced from Indonesian rainforest destruction. And they certainly don’t want products sourced from the destruction of Sumatran tiger habitat.
Download the app
Greenpeace Canada’s Green Tissue Guide app helps you sort through the greenwash and make the most forest-friendly choices in your tissue products. Help prevent destructive forest practices. Available for Apple and Android devices.
Receive action alerts on this important rainforest. We have already convinced palm oil producing giant, Golden Agri Resources (GAR), to take steps to reduce their impact on their forests of Indonesia. And more recently APP, pulp and paper giant, published a new “Forest Conservation Policy” which, if implemented, could spell the end of its long and controversial history of rainforest destruction.
Greenpeace will keep exposing companies that do business with rainforest destroyers, like APRIL, until the whole sector changes its ways. No matter how they spin it, dealing with notorious rainforest destroyers is bad for business and even worse for the environment.
Act now, before it’s too late.
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