How Businesses Can Go Deforestation-Free

Published Feb 15, 2013


Thousands of products sold all over the world—including vegetable oils, meats and other foods, wood, paper, and medicines—rely on materials obtained from the tropics.

Unfortunately, some of the methods used to obtain these raw materials destroy or degrade tropical forests and produce carbon emissions that contribute to global warming.

The good news is that businesses can take a number of steps to ensure that their goods and services help preserve our climate and tropical forests — and you can help encourage these efforts by actively supporting businesses that work to go deforestation-free.

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