Got this email from Greenpeace today and was rather peeved off so I felt I had to post it here. Most young girls had a Barbie doll when they were children. I had Hawaii Barbie and I thought she was so super cool. This latest scandal I find rather sad so please help out to let Mattel know that you are very unimpressed with what they are doing.
“A rainforest scandal has just broken up one of the world’s most iconic couples, as it has been revealed that Barbie, the world’s most famous doll, has been wrapping herself in destroyed rainforest. This revelation has led Barbie’s longtime beau Ken to announce publicly that he “doesn’t date girls who are into deforestation.”
Barbie’s scandalous deforestation habit is fed by her manufacturer Mattel, who uses paper products made by notorious forest destroyer Asia Pulp and Paper (APP). APP continues to rely on clearance of carbon-rich rainforests and peatlands in Indonesia despite the dire consequences for the climate, endangered animals like the Sumatran tiger, and local communities.
Priceless rainforest and animal habitat are being lost – all so that Barbie can wrap herself in cheap, throw-away packaging! Mattel needs to put an end to Barbie’s destructive deforestation habit and immediately stop using APP products.
Join Ken in denouncing rainforest destroyers – send a message to Mattel today. You can join Ken right now on Facebook (Not on Facebook? Make sure Mattel knows how you feel about rainforest destroyers here.)
Last year with your help Nestlé was convinced to remove rainforest destruction from its supply chain. Now we are counting on your support and your voice again as we continue to demand the change needed to protect Indonesia’s rainforests.
Thank you for continuing to act alongside us – we’ll be in touch as this particular rainforest scandal continues …
Meanwhile follow all the deforestation drama on Facebook.”
So Mattel will be added to my list of companies NOT to buy from along with Nestle. So get your act together Mattel!