Paper War

ENVIRONMENTALISTS TAKE ON VICTORIA'S SECRET FOR MAILING MORE THAN 1 MILLION CATALOGS A DAY

There's nothing sexy about bad publicity. Victoria's Secret has had its fair share over the years, usually fueled by critics of the retail company's suggestive lingerie ads or semi-nude fashion show, which returned this month after a two-year hiatus. But now the attacks are coming from a bunch of tree huggers in suits. Forest Ethics, an environmental-advocacy group, has launched a national campaign of protests, including some 150 last month at Victoria's Secret stores around the country.

The reason the environmentalists are so mad: Victoria's Secret prints and mails 395 million catalogs a year, averaging more than 1 million a day....

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