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New UK law to curb deforestation in supply chains

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New UK law to curb deforestation in supply chains

UK businesses will have to show that their products and supply lines are free from illegal deforestation, under government plans. Click here to read the full story.

A proposed law would require larger companies operating in the UK to show where commodities such as cocoa, soy, rubber and palm oil originated from. It would be illegal to use products that fail to comply with laws to protect nature in those origin nations.

There has been growing dissatisfaction among consumers about products that are connected to illegal deforestation, especially in the Amazon.

According to a new survey from environmental group, WWF, 67% of British consumers want the government to do more to tackle the issue.

Some 81% of respondents in the survey said there should be greater transparency about the origins of products that are imported into the UK.

Fuelling these concerns are reports showing that deforestation in the Amazon has increased sharply this year.

To find out more about how Green Motion and its customers are helping with reforestation and conservation programs in the Costa Rican rainforest, visit greenmotion.com/green-heart-donation 

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