The 19th August is International Orangutan Day and there are some very good ways in which you can help orangutans.
Why? Because the orangutan’s forest is being destroyed so that palm oil plantations can be created in their place.
The Iceland advert was banned for being too political but it’s worth looking at because it shows exactly what we are doing to orangutan’s habitat.
2. Change your buying habits
The Orangutan Foundation International has information on palm oil and how to spot when it is in products you might buy. I’m doing this and looking to decrease my use of palm oil as much as possible.
Look at your normal shopping list and then take a look at Ethical Consumer’s guide to palm oil – they have a list of the worst offenders when it comes to palm oil. If you currently buy from the list of worst offenders, you don’t have to go without – just swap them for another product made by a different company.