Australian Paper claim:
More than half the fibre we use each year is sourced from plantation wood, recycled pulp and wastepaper from kerbside collections.
The Wilderness Society response:
Australian Paper is addicted to cheap pulp sourced from native forests, including endangered species habitat and water catchments.
This is your taxpayer dollars being used to log native forests and the reason why Australian Paper still gets approximately half of their pulp in such a destructive, unsustainable manner.
The fact that they are able to source the rest of their paper from plantation wood, recycled pulp and wastepaper clearly demonstrates that these sources are viable and economically feasible.
Other major industry players such as Gunns Limited and Kimberly Clark have completely transitioned to plantation wood, recycled pulp and wastepaper. Australian Paper can too.
Sourcing fibre from our native forests is unecessary, socially irresponsible and comes at the expense of our environment and our future.