Publishing>> Rainforests • Indonesia
The international publishing giant HarperCollins has been accused by a conservation group of using materials sourced from Indonesia’s endangered rainforests. Independent forensic fibre tests commissioned by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) showed that some of HarperCollins’ children’s books were printed with rainforest fibre.
Robin Averbeck, a forest campaigner at RAN, called on HarperCollins not to do business with Asia Pacific Resources International and Asia Pulp and Paper Co Ltd — Indonesian paper firms blacklisted by green groups for destroying rainforests. “HarperCollins is the sole major US publisher remaining who has not made a firm commitment to stop doing business with them,” RAN spokesperson Laurel Sutherlin said. HarperCollins claims it does not source paper from Indonesia.
We are a voice to you; you have been a support to us. Together we build journalism that is independent, credible and fearless. You can further help us by making a donation. This will mean a lot for our ability to bring you news, perspectives and analysis from the ground so that we can make change together.
Comments are moderated and will be published only after the site moderator’s approval. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name. Selected comments may also be used in the ‘Letters’ section of the Down To Earth print edition.