50,000 demand action by U.S. retailers to end rainforest destruction

by chris eaton

October 14, 2011

In the last 5 days, more than 50,000 people have sent a message to Walmart, Target, Kroger, Sam’s Club, Safeway and Costco, urging the US retail giants to not sell rainforest destruction.

At issue is the Indonesian-based company Asia Pulp and Paper that has been destroying pristine Indonesian rainforests, the home of the endangered Sumatran tiger, to produce throw-away paper tissue products.

Here in the US, Asia Pulp and Paper is pushing its Paseo-brand of tissue products on to the shelves of major retailers. Greenpeace, along with more than 50,000 members and concerned citizens, are asking US retailers to not sell Paseo tissue products and help save the last 400 remaining Sumatran tigers in the world whose habitat is being destroyed.

You can join our call for action right now and send a message to Walmart, Target, Kroger, Sam’s Club, Safeway and Costco to not sell Paseo tissue products.

By chris eaton

chris is the Senior Digital Campaigns Manager at Greenpeace USA. He's passionate about building movements and connecting change makers through digital storytelling. Follow him on Twitter at @chr15_eat0n.

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