Say goodbye to the forests – Here comes Oji Paper

Posted: 5 October 2006 in Australia, Brazil, China, Japan, Laos, New Zealand, Oji Paper, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Vietnam

By Chris Lang. Published in Watershed, June 2006.

Oji Paper, one of the world’s largest pulp and paper companies, is moving into the Mekong Region. Oji Paper has established large-scale industrial tree plantation projects in Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. Here and elsewhere in the world the results are deforestation and destroyed livelihoods as the company replaces villagers’ forest and common land with its monocultures.

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