Deforestation in Indonesia. (Photo: Courtesy Jikalahari)


Lobby for 'sustainable' single use paper packaging risks more deforestation

Deforestation in Indonesia. (Photo: Courtesy Jikalahari)

Activists fighting deforestation in Indonesia have spoken out against calls from the packaging and fast food industry for paper-based packaging to be recognised as sustainable in EU law.

Household names such as McDonald's, KFC and Dunkin' Donuts are trying to delay new regulations that would prioritise reusable packaging — to curb plastic use, packaging waste and p...

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Clare Carlile is a researcher and reporter at DeSmog, focusing on the agri-business sector.

This story was originally published by DeSmog.