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  • 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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