Dogwood Alliance Launches No Free Refills in Louisville

Louisville, KY – This morning, community leaders and businesses joined Southern forest protection organization, Dogwood Alliance, in front of the signature KFC in Louisville, KY to release a report focused on the destructive legacy of fast food packaging and calling on the top offending restaurant chains, led by Louisville’s own Yum! Brands to dramatically overhaul its use of paper packaging or risk being the target of a national campaign. Yum! Brands is the parent company of five chains listed in the report, including KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Long John Silvers, and A&W.

Office Supply Industry’s Environmental Progress and Problems Cited in USA Today Ad

An advertisement in today’s USA Today highlights the forest-related paper practices of five major office supply companies: Corporate Express (NYSE: CXP), FedEx Kinko’s (FDX), Office Depot (ODP), OfficeMax (OMX), and Staples (NasdaqGS: SPLS). Environmental groups Dogwood Alliance and ForestEthics say FedEx Kinko’s and Staples are making significant progress in their paper purchasing, while OfficeMax has been doing the least to back up its “green” spin with concrete actions.

International Paper buys Weyerhaeuser Packaging

International Paper’s Purchase of Weyerhaeuser Packaging Mills Amplifies Need For Company to Reform Forestry Practices in the Southern US and Around the World The March 17 announcement of ’s (IP) $6 billion purchase of Weyerhaeuser Company’s (WY) packaging and recycling mills marks the further expansion of IP’s influence over the world’s forests, including the special […]