Brazil's Huge Condom Industry: Switch To Sustainable Rubber Could Save World's Forests

05/30/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • The Guardian

The Brazilian Government is the largest single buyer of condoms in the world, importing around a billion of them every year. In 2008, the Government announced the start of a new programme to produce condoms using environmentally sustainable rubber, which will curb its dependence on imported contraceptives, provide jobs for local people and help preserve the world's largest rainforest.

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