The Palm Oil Story

                                              

 

 Consider this fact:  every hour a forest the size of 300 football fields is being destroyed to feed the enormous consumption of products with palm oil

What can we do to help?  As a consumer, your biggest weapon is where you choose to spend your money.
The oil palm is an agricultural crop that produces palm oil. Palm oil production, driven by so many products we use in our everyday lives, is the single biggest threat to the animals (many of which are endangered), the local villages and the forests in Indonesia and Malaysia.

What was lush dense forest 10 years ago is bulldozed and burnt
Some of the endangered animals in these areas include the orangutan, tiger, elephant
and rhinoceros. Not to mention the many birds and smaller creatures.

Since the practice is being driven by money, change comes hard. 
Here is where the consumer comes in.
Palm oil is in food, cosmetics, cleaning products and personal body products

Be aware and look at labels.  If any of these ingredients are listed, the product contains palm oil

Ingredients that are palm oil or derived from palm oil:
Palmitoyl
oxostearamide
Palmitoyl tetrapeptide-3 
Sodium Kernelate
Sodium Palm Kernelate
Hyrated palm Glycerides
Cetyl Palmitate
Octyl Palmitate
Palmityl Alchohol 
Palm Kernel
Palm Oil Kernel
Palm Fruit Oil
Palmate
Palmitate
Palmolein 
Glyceryl Stearate
Stearic Acid
Elaeis Guineensis
Palmitic Acid

Robinsons Nest has a comittment to selling products that are palm oil free or produced in a sustainable way.  We currently still stock some products that do not meet this goal, however, during the next six months, we will be phasing those out.  
We hope you will join us in being aware of this huge issue

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