Mitsubishi Stops Using Wood From Old-Growth Forests

We at TreeHugger like good news. Here's one: Mitsubishi Paper Mills (MPM), a part of the Mitsubishi group (independently operated companies that share a brand), has announced that it will stop using wood chips that come from old-growth forests. This will help protect Tasmania's ancient forests, a major source of wood for Mitsubishi until now. MPM has informed Greenpeace that its new policy is to buy only woodchips "sourced from plantations or second growth forests of environmentally benign, and reclaimed wood." and Greenpeace have been very active in the battle against the destruction of the Tasmanian old-growth forests. Congratulations to them, and thanks to MPM for doing the right thing, if a bit late.

::Mitsubishi Paper Mills rejects Tasmanian forest destruction, ::VICTORY: Mitsubishi to Stop Buying Old Growth, via ::The Earth Blog