Reports and Publications

Solid research is a cornerstone of our work.

The first step in a campain to shift corporate behaviour often involves identifying the exact size, scope and nature of the problem we're working to change, and pinpointing a company's potential to change its behaviour in a way that would have significant impacts on forest protection or climate pollution. Beyond reports and publications, our team also carries out firsthand investigative research. In the last year, we've tracked supposedly-recyclable Starbucks cups from a coffee chain straight to the Denver landfill, and uncovered shocking air pollution levels on the deck of Carnival's cruise ships.

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Protecting the world's last few temperate rainforest from deforestation
20 Feb 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report takes the largest tissue companies to task for destroying North American forests and exacerbating the world’s climate crisis. “The Issue with Tissue” reveals Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, and Georgia-Pacific use zero recycled content in their toilet paper, instead relying on ancient trees clear-cut from the Canadian boreal forest (the “Amazon of the North...
Carnival's Dirty ships cause climate pollution
24 Jan 2019
The study measures ultrafine and nanoparticulate pollution on the deck of four Carnival Corporation ships operating under the Carnival, Holland America, and Princess lines. The ships left from Port Canaveral, Florida to the Bahamas; from Galveston, Texas to the Western Caribbean and Mexico; from Vancouver, British Columbia to Los Angeles, California; and from Los Angeles, California, to Ensenada...
25 Apr 2018
Levi’s Pollution, the Booming Fashion Industry, and its Role in Deaths from Air Pollution and Climate Change. On 31 July, 2018, Levi’s made a commitment to reduce 40% of greenhouse gas emissions in its supply chain by 2025, setting a new standard on climate commitments in the apparel industry. The contents of this report have been updated to reflect Levi’s commitment. READ THE REPORT
Trashed: Secret of the Starbucks Cup Report
13 Jun 2017
Update: The day before its 2018 annual shareholder meeting, Starbucks announced a new commitment to create a recyclable cup by 2021. Learn more Four billion Starbucks paper cups are ending up in landfills every year -- despite Starbucks’ promises to serve a 100% recyclable cup.   Our latest updated report highlights Starbucks’ broken promises to create a 100% recyclable cup. From the cutting down...
12 Dec 2016
This investigative report calls on Carnival Cruises to stop polluting the climate. Carnival has increased its climate pollution nearly 20% in the last decade. Globally, the shipping industry is on track to become one of the biggest climate polluters if it doesn’t change its ways.   Tell Carnival polluting the climate is not acceptable. Send a letter to their CEO today!