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6 January 2003

Home Depot adopts new wood purchasing policy [USA]

Author: Karen Jacobs, Reuters

Home improvement retailer Home Depot Inc. said it will only buy wood products from suppliers committed to environmentally friendly logging and lumber practices.

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Article
8 October 2002

Arsenic lawsuits get under US wood treaters' skin

Author: Nichola Groom, Reuters

Walker is one of a growing number of consumers who blame U.S. wood products makers for injuries they received from wood treated with a compound containing arsenic, a known carcinogen...companies that have made or sold wood treated with the arsenic...

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15 February 2002

Home Depot, Lowe's to stop selling arsenic-treated wood

Author: Karen Jacobs, Reuters

Home-improvement retailers said this week they would stop selling wood treated with an arsenic-based pesticide that is widely used for home decks and fences

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Article
2 January 2002

Market forces foster sustainable forestry - Government rules become less relevant [USA]

Author: Rocky Barker, Idaho Statesman

Corporations such as Home Depot and Lowes that the [environmental] groups once picketed are helping them protect millions of acres of pristine Canadian wilderness. And Boise Cascade, the current target of the Rainforest Action Network´s old-growth...

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1 October 2001

Comparative Analysis of the Forest Stewardship Council and Sustainable Forestry Initiative Certification Programs

Author: Meridian Institute

[compares two of the largest certification programmes for forest products -- that of the Forest Stewardship Council and the American Forest and Paper Association’s Sustainable Forestry Initiative -- and concludes that the industry-sponsored SFI may...

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Article
19 November 2000

Noose harassment: a growth trend worth reversing [USA]

Author: Robert Trigaux, St. Petersburg Times [USA]

[refers to lawsuits against Home Depot and Georgia Power Company for racial harassment of employees, including display of hangman's noose]

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