NEXT TIME YOU GO SHOPPING
Help save tropical forests and endangered wildlife like tigers, orangutans, elephants, and tapirs by purchasing products that use sustainable palm oil. The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certifies palm oil producers that follow guidelines aimed at minimal impact on the environment and a commitment to the rights and interests of their workers.
There’s even an app for that!
Sustainable Shopper App from Cincinnati Zoo
Palm Oil Shopping Guide App from Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
And a shopping guide .pdf
Palm oil is an ingredient in about half of the items you find in most supermarkets. It is used in many food products, cosmetics, and bath products. The rapid expansion of palm oil agriculture has contributed to deforestation and the conversion of natural forests to large plantations that don’t make for good wildlife habitat. Indonesia and Malaysia are the world’s biggest palm oil producers. When the tropical forests in these places are converted to palm oil plantations, they often result in habitat loss for animals like endangered tigers, orangutans, elephants, tapirs, and many more.
Use a sustainable palm oil app or PDF shopping guide to find out which companies and products are committed to using sustainable palm oil. When you shop, be sure to use these guides to make smart choices. Also, let companies know that it’s important to you that they commit to using 100% certified sustainable and deforestation-free palm oil in their products.
Find out more at:
Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil website:
Palm oil resource kit, video, shopping guide PDF and app from Cheyenne Mountain Zoo:
Palm oil smart phone shopping guide app from Cincinnati Zoo: