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The Indonesian paper industry, led by Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) and Asia Pacific Resources International (APRIL), is grabbing land and rapidly converting Indonesia’s world-class rainforests into a wasteland of single species pulp plantations. The cleared rainforests of Sumatra and Borneo and the plantations replacing them are being turned into copy paper, books, product packaging, shopping bags and toilet paper sold to consumers in the United States, Asia, Africa and Europe. 

RAN is working closely with Indonesian allies to bring the demands of impacted communities to the boardrooms of the corporations that are responsible. The Rainforest-Free Paper Campaign is designed to leverage the purchasing power of the global marketplace in order to change destructive practices and implement solutions to the serious issues of social conflict, human rights abuses, species extinction and greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the pulp and paper industry.