Virginia & Tropical Rainforests

Recently the environmental group Greenpeace stepped up its campaign against rainforest destruction – claiming it had analyzed packaging used by toymaker Mattel and concluded the cardboard was made from tropical rainforest trees. The material was supplied by a company that collected a quarter of a million dollars from Virginia taxpayers to expand a subsidiary here.  On a fact-finding trip with the International Reporting Project, Virginia Public Radio’s Sandy Hausman learned more about the situation and filed this report.

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