Greenpeace Southeast Asia

Nestlé needs to give rainforests a break by Chuck Baclagon

Need a break? Before you have one with a Kit Kat watch this video – ‘Have a break?‘ We need your help to get the rainforests a break and to help you spread the word we’ve launched this video spoof. It exposes the true cost behind having a break the Kit Kat way: you could be taking a bite out of Indonesia’s precious rainforests, thanks to Nestlé, maker of Kit Kat, using palm oil that comes from forest destruction.

This morning, protests took place across Europe as around 100 Greenpeace activists, some dressed as orang-utans, went to Nestlé’s headquarters and factories in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands. They called on Nestlé staff to urge the company to stop using palm oil that’s the result of forest destruction.

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Activists locked down Sinar Mas headquarters by Chuck Baclagon
March 20, 2009, 8:12 am
Filed under: Protect ancient forests, Stop climate change | Tags: , , ,

From Greenpeace: Making Waves

Forest destruction is now universally recognised to cause about 20 percent of annual greenhouse gas emissions. This means that cutting down trees is more destructive to the planet than the entire global transport sector. Add that to species extinction, loss of biodiversity and the elimination of entire ways of life for forest communities and you have to wonder why companies like Sinar Mas are allowed to continue to expand their destruction of forests and peatlands in Indonesia.

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