Tell Ikea that it is not acceptable to kill for cheap candles

28 November, 2010 § Leave a comment

Apparently Ikea candles are made with palm oil. This is direct contravention of their sustainability and environmental policies. In a company that claims to be ethical this is a severe dissapointment.

I have set up a petition to send to Ohlssen, the CEO of Ikea to ask for the sourcing of the palm oil to be public and for a sustainable palm oil or an alternative oil to be used in its place.

Use your voice to stand up for the rainforest, again

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BAD Elmlea! Ambrosia, you too!

25 August, 2010 § Leave a comment

Just to show you how easy it is, even when you are alert to miss palm oil in products. I was sent to buy custard and cream for a homemade (palm oil-free) crumble at home and I went to the corner shop. The only options were Elmlea fake-cream and Ambrosia tinned custard. Being relatively new to the palm oil-free way of life and feeling in a happy, non-jaded mood I bought these. Once I got them home we looked at the ingredients and found that both were not gibbon-friendly.

So no, no, no! Real cream and custard in future

Make the monkeys smile – be an ethical consumer

25 August, 2010 § Leave a comment

The point of the current MASC show is to teach children which products are palm oil-free, contain palm oil (‘vegetable oil’) or RSPO (Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil). This is so they can help their parents to buy in a way that is not damaging to the environment. I have two categories running here: one for things I find that are BAD for the rainforest called ‘Don’t buy’ and the other is for products that make the monkeys smile called ‘Buy!’

I have a few beginnings of lists of products that are palm oil-free, RSPO or palm oil-ful on the main site.

Or read about a woman, who has been living palm oil-free for longer than I have.

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