Photos: WRI, NewPage Launch Partnership to Protect Indonesian Forests
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“Deforestation is having a significant impact on people, biodiversity and the climate,” said Jonathan Lash, president of WRI. “Project POTICO will relieve pressure on
“Project POTICO, in combination with the U.S. Lacey Act, will help level the global playing field by minimizing illegal logging and reducing the amount of product brought into
Palm oil, derived from the fruit of oil palm trees, has become extremely popular for use in snack foods. A versatile oil, it is also used in consumer products such as soaps and cosmetics, and more recently to create biofuel.
Through Project POTICO, WRI will implement a three-year strategy designed to curb new oil palm plantations from clearing
The project seeks to convert up to 1.25 million acres of degraded land into oil palm plantations. Lands slated to be oil palm plantations will remain standing as protected forest or will be sustainably managed to supply Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood or fiber for use in paper products.
“A key component of our sustainability strategy at NewPage is proactive involvement in improving the global environment, which aligns perfectly with our partnership with WRI and the strategy behind Project POTICO,” said
NewPage customers can also support this initiative by purchasing select NewPage products where a portion of the proceeds from the paper sale will be contributed to Project POTICO. Customers can use the Project POTICO logo on their printed communications which symbolizes their contribution.
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