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Palm oil - food

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Palm oil - bathroom


‘You can start changing our world for the better daily, no matter how small the action’

                                                                      Nelson Mandela

Palm oil is a ubiquitous, yet almost invisible ingredient in many processed foods and household products. The consequence of the unsustainable management of palm oil plantations is devastating for climate change and biodiversity. This week’s challenge encourages Young Climate Warriors to learn about palm oil, and ‘sustainable palm oil’, and to make and enjoy some home-made biscuits instead of factory-manufactured ones. Taking a leaf out of Nelson Mandela’s book – making small daily changes can help make our world
a better place.

‘Every time you spend money, you are casting a vote for the kind of world you want’.

                                                                              Anna Lappé
Approximately half of packaged supermarket products contain palm oil, including many bathroom products – shampoo, soap, shower gel, shaving foam, make-up, deodorant, toothpaste ... Whether as part of our routine shop, or as Christmas gifts, we all have many opportunities to ‘cast our votes’ when buying bathroom products.
This week’s Young Climate Warriors challenge encourages children to become detectives in their bathroom – to see how many products contain palm oil. It is not always easy to spot – so some clues are provided! Find out which everyday products contain palm oil with this interactive WWF webpage.
‘Sustainable‘ palm oil production substantially reduces its impact on climate change. It avoids deforestation, avoids drainage of peatlands, and avoids use of fires to clear the land.

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