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Published on Jun 7, 2011
Indonesia's peatlands and rainforests are being destroyed for pulp and paper products. Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), the pulp and paper arm of the Sinar Mas group, still relies on rainforest clearance in Sumatra to feed its mills. These forests are home to the endangered Sumatran tiger (only 400 estimated left in the wild), Sumatran elephants, Sumatran orangutans and a host of other wildlife and plants. The clearance of these forests and peatlands also releases vast amounts of CO2. Greenpeace International investigations have found that some of the pulp and paper from APP is being used by well known international brand.