APP Announces Halt in the Clearing of Indonesian Rainforest

APP Announces Halt in the Clearing of Indonesian Rainforest

By David Rutter

Sinar Mas Group’s Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) have announced that they will be halting the clearing of Indonesia’s tropical forest and
peatlands to allow an assessment of their conservation and carbon values.

APP runs two of the worlds largest pulp mills on Sumatra, Indonesia, producing pulp for toilet paper, tissue paper, copy paper and packaging that is sold worldwide. APP and its suppliers have been responsible for clearing more than 2 million hectares of rainforest on Sumatra since operations began in 1984, pushing the island’s tigers, elephants and orang-utans into critically endangered states.

About David Rutter

Dave grew up on a small acreage on the outskirts of Sydney, within a stone's throw of the bush. Having spent a large part of his childhood exploring the bush behind the family home, much of his adult life has been spent exploring the world - he has lived in Sweden, traveled much of Europe, travelled in the Pacific and South America, and more recently in Asia. The Australian bush is however, the place where he feels he truly belongs.
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