Saturday, December 6, 2014

Best Buy: Don't use ancient forests for throwaway ads

Dear MoveOn member,

I'm Sarah Rasmussen of the organization Greenpeace, and I started a petition to Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly, which says:

Your company, Best Buy, is buying huge amounts of paper from the Boreal Forest to make disposable flyers.

You say that "sustainability must be an essential element of everything the company does." But we know you can do better.

Please stop destroying forests by making sure the paper you are buying comes from sustainable sources. I am asking you to adopt a paper procurement policy that supports healthy forests and healthy communities.

Each year, Best Buy sources up to 100 million pounds of paper from Canada's Boreal Forest—all for paper ads and mailers. That amounts to one million hectares in the Boreal cut down every year—the size of 18,000 football fields. 

By sourcing vast amounts of paper from the Boreal, Best Buy risks trashing ancient forests for throwaway flyers. This is bad news for woodland caribou and the health of this precious forest.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.


–Sarah Rasmussen

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