the campaign to stop Daishowa
A new campaign has been launched in South East Australia to rid ourselves of the driving force behind forest destruction in this region. That force is Daishowa, the 100% Japanese owned export woodchip facility located in Eden NSW.
A few reasons why a campaign focussed on Daishowa is necessary:
Chipstop is a collective campaign for forest campaigners on both sides of the border. Groups involved include GECO, CROEG, Bega Chipstop, Bega Environment Network, Bega Greens, The Wilderness Society (in Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney) and Friends of the Earth.
Chipstop is part of the Boycott Woodchipping Campaign. While it appears hard to boycott specific products in the domestic market international links are being forged. Daishowa supplies to many known names including Ricoh, Canon, Minolta, and DaiNippon.