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Choked in smoke - living in the thick of Indonesia’s haze

Posted by ZamZami — 25 September 2015 at 3:31pm - Comments
A Greenpeace investigator documents fire on recently cleared peatland
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Smoke caused by forest fires and peatland destruction, is covering about 80% of Sumatra, Indonesia. And it seems like no matter how far you try to escape, the smoke follows.

My wife and daughter should be at our home in Pekanbaru, Riau on the east of Sumatra right now. It’s been more than a month since we moved, or rather escaped to my parent’s house in West Sumatra. But like a dark cloud over my head I’ve since discovered that wherever I go, smoke follows.

Palm oil companies say they'll put forest destruction on hold. But what happens next?

Posted by Annisa Rahmawati — 19 September 2014 at 3:25pm - Comments
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Are palm oil companies serious about ending deforestation like this?

Some of the world’s biggest palm oil companies have suspended their forest destruction. Is this a ceasefire or the end of their war on forests?

There's nothing sustainable about destroying forests for palm oil

Posted by Richardg — 16 July 2014 at 10:52am - Comments
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Deforestation for palm oil

Some of the biggest companies in the palm oil industry just launched the Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto. They say its a step forward - but we say it's greenwash that won't stop them trashing Indonesia's rainforests.

No more tears for tigers as Johnson & Johnson cleans up its palm oil

Posted by Richardg — 6 May 2014 at 10:21am - Comments
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On Friday, Johnson & Johnson announced it would stop buying palm oil from companies destroying the rainforest. Now the onus is on the palm oil industry as a whole to leave its forest destruction behind.

Years of Living Dangerously: on a screen near you now!

Posted by Andrew Davies — 23 April 2014 at 2:39pm - Comments
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If they don’t already, then this might just be the thing that finally inspires and motivates your friends and family to care about climate change.

This isn’t just another Al Gore documentary, but admittedly, there are big names in it, and it is about climate change!

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forests, Procter & Gamble, Head & Shoulders, palm oil, tigers, orang-utans, Indo

Find out what happened when we gave Procter & Gamble the Golden Axe award

Posted by Richardg — 27 March 2014 at 6:34pm - Comments

It's not every day that you get to organise an award ceremony - especially when the recipient has no idea that they've won.

Procter & Gamble’s brazen greenwashing recognised at industry convention

Last edited 26 March 2014 at 12:32pm

Greenpeace present P&G 'Sustainability Director' with Golden Axe award for deforestation

26 March, 2014

Wednesday 26th March, Manchester – Today 5 Greenpeace volunteers presented Procter & Gamble with the Golden Axe award for buying palm oil from companies that are responsible for destroying Indonesia’s rainforests. They presented the award at Europe’s biggest cosmetics and detergents convention, Cleaning Products Europe, at the Manchester Hilton.

 As Virginie Helias, Sustainability Director for Procter & Gamble, was addressing the industry audience, Richard George, Forests Campaigner for Greenpeace UK, joined her at the podium and presented her with the award. He said:

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