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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Even the Colonel is into the act - supporting APP's illegal use of rainforest fibre...

PALEMBANG, SOUTH SUMATRA, INDONESIA - DECEMBER...
PALEMBANG, SOUTH SUMATRA, INDONESIA - DECEMBER 10: An aerial view of stacks of timber logging plant on a vast pulpwood concession on land owned by PT.Rimba Hutani Mas, part of the Sinar Mas Group that owns Asia Pulp & Paper Co., during an aerial tour of the Sumatran forest with Greenpeace and South Sumatra Governor, Alex Noerdin, on December 10, 2010 in District Musi Banyuasin, Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia. Norway have agreed to support Indonesia's efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and the degradation of forests and peat lands, caused by pulp, palm oil and wood businesses. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

KFC's secret recipe is out of the bucket. It turns out the Colonel has been wrapping his greasy chickens in packaging made from Indonesian rainforests that the endangered  Sumatran tigers call home. I've never liked KFC anyway, but this would ensure I didn't buy the stuff in future.

The Asian Pulp and Paper company(APP) the parent company of the New Zealand based Cottonsoft who were exposed last year for trashing rainforests to make toilet paper rolls, is one of the most notorious, or perhaps even nefarious rainforest destroyers. I have posted here at the Green Planet about this despicable company just a few weeks ago. Scroll back and have a read.

You can read more here about evidence that has been released about the illegal usage of endangered rainforest timber, and the discovery that KFC in the UK, China and Indonesia has been using packaging containing rainforest fibre supplied by APP. A number of large international companies such as Mattel, Nestle and Adidas have dropped APP like hot coals -  the pressure is now right on the Colonel to stop using APP products and help win a real victory for the Indonesian rainforests.

Join the international revolt - people from Indonesia to China, New Zealand to America and Europe - are joining the revolt to go tell KFC and the Colonel that turning rainforests into trash is absolutely unacceptable.


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