This Week's challenge*
Did you know???
*All ‘challenges’ must be undertaken with the supervision and at the discretion of a responsible adult
More than half of packaged supermarket products contain palm oil.
200+ different names are used for palm oil products. Eg. Palmate, Palmitate, Glyceryl, Stearic Acid, Palm Stearine, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Kernelate.
85% of palm oil comes from Malaysia and Indonesia, where land-use change emits 500 million tonnes of carbon (equivalent) every year! - 1.4% of global net emissions.
Large areas of rainforest have been destroyed for palm oil plantations - destroying our precious 'carbon sinks', impacting biodiversity and endangering animal species.
Look for Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification. A boycott would lead to alternatives being grown - which could lead to more destruction. Palm oil trees produce 4-10 times more oil per hectare than alternatives oils - soybean, coconut, rapeseed or sunflower.
If your parent or carer is happy for you to do so, you could email us a photo of your challenge (no children in photos please) or post on Instagram #warrior4climate