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Barbie maker cuts ties with forest-trashing suppliers

Under heavy pressure from the environmental group Greenpeace, toy-maker Mattel says it will no longer use paper products from companies that "are known to be involved in deforestation." The company, which came under fire for environmentally unfriendly companies such as Asia Pulp & Paper, has now issued new "sustainable sourcing principles," which include increased used of recycled materials and environmentally-friendly products. [Mother Jones]

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