11 May 2011 A new environmental group which wants to stop the sale of Australian wood and paper products derived from native forest timbers is expected to campaign leading retailers for support.

The group, “Markets for Change,” plans to use online advocacy groups like GetUp to pressure retailers, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.

The group has released its first report, Retailing the Forests. It argues that there is a direct link between ”the destruction of Australia’s native forests and the everyday consumer products on the shelves and showroom floors of many of Australia’s top retailers”.

The report identifies leading furniture retailers Forty Winks, Harvey Norman, Snooze, Sleep City, Domayne, Freedom Furniture and OzDesign among chains which it says sell products made from native forest wood.
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