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 Activists: Tokyo's Sustainable Olympics Is Being Built With Wood From Rainforest's

Activists: Tokyo's Sustainable Olympics Is Being Built With Wood From Rainforest's

by The Daily Eye Team May 13 2017, 4:43 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 38 secs

The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics could be using illegally logged tropical wood from indigenous Malaysians’ land to build a billion-dollar wooden sports stadium, human rights activists claimed this week. Construction on the stadium, which will be the main venue of an Olympics that Tokyo organizers claim is focused on “sustainability,” began in December. By April, however, nonprofits that monitor logging activities in Malaysia discovered that the construction included wood supplied by Shin Yang, a company that has been “deeply implicated in the illegal logging of rainforests on Borneo,” according to an online petition that circulated this month, and it has been accused by the environmental nonprofit Global Witness of “carrying out highly destructive and potentially illegal logging.”

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