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3M Misleads Consumers About Its Destruction of Old-Growth Forests

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Consumers around the nation have been urging 3M to stop greenwashing consumers about its paper products such as Post-It Notes.   3M uses the phony Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI) label on its products to con consumers into believing their paper products are harvested sustainably.  

In reality, paper products that bare the SFI logo are responsible for clearcutting forests, destroying our vastly disappearing old-growth forests, and poisoning us with toxic chemicals that they spray.   SFI doesn't even have a mandatory tree-replant requirement.  

3M's products are linked to the destruction of endangered forests from around the world.   In fact, according to Forest Ethics [], 3M is linked to the destruction of habitat for caribou, a threatened species, in the boreal forests in Canada.  

Consumers are buying Post-its under the false pretense that their purchases are not harming our world's remaining forests.   I hope 3M will stop misleading consumers and drop the SFI label.

Please take a moment to contact 3M.
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