It is our responsibility as consumers to only buy products that contain sustainably sourced and produced palm oil. The first step in doing so is to recognise the use of palm oil in your product’s ingredients list. #KnowYourPalm
This article has been published in partnership with RSPO
While shopping for groceries, cosmetics or other daily products, we often flip the box to check the price and the use by date on the back. But how often do we glance over the list of ingredients used and understand the implications?
For most of us, rarely.
Which is why it may come as a surprise to know that most of our routine purchases – from bread to chocolate, ice-cream to lipstick, and soap to toothpaste or even shampoo – contain palm oil, one of the most commonly used and versatile edible oils in the world.
Is that a problem?
Well, not if the palm oil is certified as sustainably produced and sourced.
In some regions oil palm cultivation has historically caused and continues to cause…