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• Markets for Change accuses Harvey Norman of ‘eco destruction’ in Get Up ad

  From: AAP
  July 03, 2011 10:35PM

RETAIL giant Harvey Norman is selling Chinese-made furniture harvested from Australian native forests, according to environmental activists.

Tim Birch, chief executive of the non-government organisation Markets for Change, undertook a year-long undercover investigation into the retailer, which is accused of profiteering from the destruction of Australia’s native forests.

“Our native forests are vitally important to Australians, to endangered species and to water and climate protection and they’re being logged, shipped overseas, turned into furniture and returned to be sold in Harvey Norman stores,” Mr Birch said.

According to its website, Markets for Change is an environmental organisation that aims to investigate and expose companies and products “driving eco destruction”.

Read the full story, see the vid, HERE: http://www.news.com.au/business/markets-for-change-accuses-harvey-norman-of-eco-destruction-in-get-up-ad/story-e6frfm1i-1226086739064#ixzz1R5SF5RN4