Trading Tigers for Toilet Paper

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 Asia Pulp and Paper, which last year located one of its subsidiaries in Virginia.  Governor Bob McDonnell had approved a $250,000 grant to help with the move.  On a fact-finding trip with the International Reporting Project, WVTF’s Sandy Hausman learned more about the situation and filed this report.

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