Blog: Forests

Colgate agrees to stop buying dirty palm oil - but P&G is still dodging the issue

Posted by Richardg — 24 March 2014 at 6:53pm - Comments
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Orangutan in Tanjung Puting National Park

Great news: Colgate just agreed to stop buying palm oil from forest destroyers. Not only is this a win for fans of dental hygiene (and let's face it, no one wants orangutan breath) but it leaves Procter & Gamble more isolated than ever.

9 facts you need to know about forests and trees

Posted by petespeller — 21 March 2014 at 5:19pm - Comments
The Broadback Valley "Endangered Forest", one of Quebec’s last intact Boreal for
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Trees are incredible. They can live for thousands of years and grow hundreds of metres tall. There is not a species on the planet that doesn’t owe its existence to them. So here are some amazing facts about trees and forests for International Day of Forests.

Procter & Gamble think they can ignore deforestation - here's how we turn up the pressure

Posted by petespeller — 18 March 2014 at 5:16pm - Comments
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Since Procter & Gamble’s role in destroying what remains of Indonesia’s forests was exposed they have been suspiciously quiet. No press statements, no posts on Facebook, they haven’t even tweeted. About anything. Time to turn this campaign up to 11.

Sending a resolute message to a forest destroyer

Posted by Richardg — 18 March 2014 at 4:03pm - Comments
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Resolute Forest Products is suing two of my colleagues for exposing its destruction of Canada's Boreal Forest. So this morning ten Greenpeace activists went to its home town to turn an iconic statue into a symbol of resistance.

Pressure mounts on Procter & Gamble as Mars agrees to protect rainforests

Posted by Richardg — 10 March 2014 at 6:31pm - Comments
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Greenpeace activists expose deforestation at one of P&G's palm oil suppliers

Procter & Gamble still has its head in the sand about its dirty palm oil use - so this morning our campaigner paid a visit to one of its suppliers, Musim Mas, to show P&G just what it's buying.

Protect forests or destroy forests? Time to take a side

Posted by Richardg — 7 March 2014 at 1:40pm - Comments

It's been over a week since we asked Procter & Gamble to stop buying palm oil from forest destroyers. The company's not budging - so this morning we asked staff at their advertising agency to take a side.

Procter & Gamble don't want you to see this film

Posted by Richardg — 6 March 2014 at 9:15pm - Comments
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If you've turned on the television in the last few months, you've probably seen Procter & Gamble's new advert 'Thank You Mom'. If so, there's another side to the story you need to see.

Thousands demand Head and Shoulders comes clean about its dirty palm oil

Posted by Richardg — 28 February 2014 at 7:00pm - Comments
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Two days ago, we revealed that the maker of Head & Shoulders, Procter & Gamble, was buying palm oil from companies trashing Indonesia's rainforests. It thinks this is sustainable. It's not. 

When we put our allegations to P&G, it claimed to be "committed to the sustainable sourcing of palm oil" and "strongly opposed to irresponsible deforestation".

This photo was taken less than a week ago.

Head & Shoulders - wipes out more than just dandruff

Posted by Richardg — 26 February 2014 at 2:38pm - Comments
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Head & Shoulders is the best known anti-dandruff shampoo in the world. Yet it has a dirty secret - the company that makes it buys its palm oil from forest destroyers.

Beauty under threat: 11 stunning and terrifying images of Indonesia's rainforests

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 26 February 2014 at 2:31pm - Comments
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Orangutans at a feeding station run by Orangutan Foundation International

Who would think that when you are trying to get rid off your dandruff you could be eliminating the orangutans and tigers too? When I look at these images of forest destruction and biodiversity I’m once again reminded that even your shampoo could harbor a dirty secret.

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