Ken Dumps Barbie After Learning She's Into Deforestation

Ken Dumps Barbie After Learning She's Into Deforestation

Last week, Ken broke up with Barbie after finding out some of the paper in her packaging comes from a Singapore company, Asian Pulp & Paper (APP), they accuse of clearcutting rain forests and destroying endangered tiger habitats. In the animated video put out by Greenpeace, he shrieks after seeing video of Barbie chainsawing the forest and laughing like a mad woman, and shouts, “It’s over!” before punching the camera. Later, activists rappelled down the side of Mattel’s headquarters to unfurl a banner announcing the breakup, and Barbie herself showed up in her bright pink “Dream Dozer” before the cops arrested her. Now in response to the campaign, Mattel announced they’re cutting APP out of their supply chain. [More]

Greenpeace Says Target Is Most Enviro-Friendly Seafood Seller

Greenpeace Says Target Is Most Enviro-Friendly Seafood Seller

Greenpeace says Target is the best of all supermarket chains when it comes to selling sustainable seafood, meaning not depleting fish populations or damaging the environment when it comes to harvesting and selling our delectable seafaring friends. [More]

Video: pHarmony Matches Polluters, Lobbyists, And Politicians

Video: pHarmony Matches Polluters, Lobbyists, And Politicians

New service “pHarmony” is like eHarmony except it matches together polluters, lobbyists and politicians looking to make that special connection that only money and power can bring! In this satirical Greenpeace video, an oil lobbyist talks about how used pHarmony to find his true special someone, Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. He says things like, “We both like to stay up at night and gut energy bills,” “It’s like we finish each other’s legislation,” and, “We talked about how much we both don’t like Jon Stewart.” Worth a chuckle, as long as you don’t take it too seriously and get all bent out of shape about it, oh wait, here comes the Consumerist comment section. [More]

California's Ban On Phthalates May Spread To Other States

California's Ban On Phthalates May Spread To Other States

Yesterday’s legal action in California against Apple over its use of phthalates may be the opening shot in a nation-wide battle between consumer advocates, health agencies, state and federal entities, and manufacturers of everything from teething rings to consumer electronics to sex toys. Although the ban (which will go into effect Jan. 1, 2009) is limited to California, “lawmakers in Texas, Illinois, Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, Washington, Maine, Connecticut and New York are expected to introduce similar legislation in the coming months, according to environmental and breast cancer groups that sponsored the California measure.”

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When Greenpeace mobilized to protest nuclear energy at a recent appearance by President Bush to promote his nuclear energy policy, they forgot to fill in all the boiler-plate.