Harvey Norman Exploits Native Forests, GetUp Reveals
GetUp has revealed that Harvey Norman has been caught red handed by undercover environmental investigators selling furniture that fuels the destruction of Australia’s native forests. Instead of using existing plantation timber – which is plentiful and affordable – an investigation by Markets for Change has revealed that Harvey Norman furniture is made from ancient Australian trees that are logged and sent to China for processing. As the dominant player in the furniture industry, shifting Harvey Norman to a sustainable wood supply is the key to shifting the rest of the sector and saving Australia’s precious native forests, including old growth forests that are hundreds of years old. Some of this old growth forest is also koala habitat.