Greenpeace Activists Launch Blockade at Kimberly-Clark facility in Connecticut

Blockade by activists halts trucks entering and leaving New Milford Kleenex facility

Cut & Run

As we all know, Kimberly-Clark refuses to stop destroying ancient forests to make Kleenex, Scott and Cottonelle products. Since the company has been unwilling to create a fiber policy that increases the use of recycled fiber and because they continue to destroy ancient forests, Kleercut activists today launched a blockade at KC’s New Milford, Connecticut facility. This massive plant accounts for 40% of the Kleenex and Scott products for the United States; most products made here contain little or no recycled fiber.

The blockade started around 11:00 AM local time when three activists locked themselves to the South Gate of Kimberly-Clark’s facility, halting truck traffic into and out of the gate. In the meantime, two activists distributed tree seedlings with an attached note that read: “We know Kimberly-Clark can do better. Here is a start.” onto cars in the employee parking lot. The fact sheet distributed at the same time requests KC employees “ask KC to be an environmental leader,” given, as a paper company, its responsibility to protect the forests.

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