Kramme interviewed about how consumers contribute to a threatened tiger’s demise
Okay. Are we causing a problem? For example, here in the United States, we are a consumer society. Sometimes we don't think about where things come from. What's the connection between what we buy and the Sumatran Tiger?
Well, people might not be aware that the products that they buy here in the U.S. could be connected to these impacts on Sumatra's forests and wildlife. Sumatra's lost about 70 percent of its forest over the past 25 years. One paper company is responsible for most of that clearing, and some of the paper products made by that company are actually reaching the U.S. in the form of toilet paper, paper towels, and other products that people might find on grocery store shelves, in hotels, in restaurants, or even schools.