This Week's challenge*
Did you know???
*All ‘challenges’ must be undertaken with the supervision and at the discretion of a responsible adult
We need to protect our planet’s carbon sinks. Over 3 million hectares of Southeast Asian peatlands have already been drained to make way for palm oil plantations. Peat soils in Southeast Asia store as much carbon as the Amazon rainforest.
Almost half of packaged supermarket products contain palm oil.
200+ different names are used for palm oil products- they often have these building blocks in their name – PALM, STEAR, LAUR, GLYC . Eg. Palmate, Palmitate, Stearate, Stearic Acid, Palm Stearine, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, and Glyceryl.
The UK has committed that 100% of palm oil used in the UK should be from sustainable sources – to date 75% of UK palm oil imports are 'sustainable' – but only 19% of global production is.
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