The painful impact of tyres and toilet paper on 3rd world women

Communities in Nigeria, Papua New Guinea and Brazil, are being robbed of their sustainability by the practices of large scale Soap, Toilet Paper and Tyre manufacturers:

In the case of Nigeria, in 2007, the French tire maker Michelin came in to the Iguóbazuwa Forest Reserve, a biologically diverse region supplying food for around 20,000 people. Michelin bulldozed the forest and local farm lands to convert them into rubber plantations. Women living there lost their subsistence farms and the local forest which provided medicinal herbs and plants.

~ Sustainablog

One Response to “The painful impact of tyres and toilet paper on 3rd world women”

  1. Bethany March 15, 2009 at 12:28 pm #

    1. I need brand names. 2. I love your new page design, LOVE. 3. I only buy Cadbury now, wanted you to know.

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